The Ticker: Trump’s ploy; NYT’s social news service; Top Tweets; Anonymous comments

CNN.com: Trump’s offer for Islamic center site called a ‘pathetic’ PR attempt

NYTimes Bits: Betaworks and The Times Plan a Social News Service

WebNewser: New Media Index: Government Assistance Tops Blogosphere, While Tweeters Ponder Apple’s Ping

Some Bits: Stop making social networks, Facebook won

American Journalism Review: In Response: Banning unsigned online comments undermines the media’s role as a forum for debate