The Ticker: Afghanistan shootings; DIY infographics; Gawker’s commenters;; CNN + Mashable?

Associated PressAnalysis: Obama’s PR problem in Afghanistan gets worse with shooting, as political will wanes

The NextWeb:  Build your own infographics in a few clicks with Create

FishbowlNYGawker to Give Power to Commenters

NYTimes Media DecoderCQ Roll Call Site Will Help Users Contact Legislators

CNETCNN to buy Mashable for around $200 million, report says