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Nieman Journalism Lab
Pushing to the future of journalism — A project of the Nieman Foundation at Harvard

@niemanlab archives: May 2010

30
May
The newsonomics of wilting flowers http://j.mp/ap47VS 
 
Personal information, control, sharing and Zuckerberg’s law http://j.mp/bBqtgR 
 
29
May
How do you set a pricepoint for your iPhone app? One magazine cooks up a test http://j.mp/bhnfbt 
 
How memes move, heart-beat like, through the Web http://j.mp/bBqtgR 
 
Launching a site? Five tips to a successful start http://j.mp/cfjfp8 
 
28
May
It’s been a busy week. Fortunately, we have @markcoddington to fill us in http://j.mp/cPP1ym 
 
Nice infographic: the rise of geo-targeting and location-based services http://j.mp/c3z6bL 
 
…and weekend viewing: Can student engagement be increased through social media? http://j.mp/bgYrHj 
 
Great weekend reading from @niemanstory: what can university magazines offer narrative journalists? http://j.mp/a0jzZu 
 
.@ryansholin on @publish2‘s News Exchange: “We did not set out to kill the Associated Press” http://j.mp/aPDRhZ 
 
Foursquare is nearing 1 million checkins a day http://j.mp/doXSbl 
 
RT @lfmccullough: RT @AP: Gary Coleman suffered an intracranial hemorrhage and is unconscious and on life support, his family said: http … 
 
Per one exit poll at a London Apple store, 92% of those queuing for iPads were male http://j.mp/a2P3Rq 
 
“A short, evil rundown of how @iA sees the new WIRED app” (hint: “it’s the Nineties all over again”) http://j.mp/9CfOH2 
 
Zuckerberg on NPR: Facebook’s about “friends and community”—so the “default” has been skewed toward sharing info http://j.mp/cacF3N 
 
Google is hiring Wall Street vets to manage its $26.5 billion in cash for possible use in acquisitions (via @iwantmedia) http://j.mp/cBuJ7I 
 
This Week in Review: Facebook changes its privacy policy, competition for the AP, and more http://j.mp/cPP1ym 
 
Good morning! At Tokyo’s flagship Apple Store, 1,200 people lined up to buy iPads in the international launch http://j.mp/be1jIp 
 
27
May
Got a hot video? Act fast to promote it. Most YouTube videos get half their pageviews in the first 6 days http://j.mp/bNccyD 
 
“There are experiments designed to explore possible successes, and experiments designed to confirm probable failures” http://j.mp/cMlDYB 
 
Great use of a tweet RT @jennamcjenna: ppl who’ve been nice to me today: @kmakice carried my backpack, @briggzay held doors…. 
 
How can we lend structure to serendipity? http://j.mp/blgJJy 
 
Pakistan lifts YouTube ban, but keeps Facebook and other sites blocked due to “blasphemous” content http://j.mp/crTKOF 
 
Closed vs. open: How the Times of London and the Times in New York diverge on paid content http://j.mp/cMlDYB 
 
Newsweek’s new site design tries to fight information overload with “simplicity and clarity” http://j.mp/cpwr6s 
 
Time Warner, NBC side with Adobe in Apple fight over Flash http://j.mp/d8mcoP 
 
Wilting flowers and @kendoctor on the newsonomics of mobile advertising http://j.mp/ap47VS 
 
“Scaling’s tough” and other thoughts from Four Square’s Dennis Crowley http://j.mp/bxYyoj 
 
Good morning! Yahoo expects a return to double-digit growth http://j.mp/dCGz1a 
 
26
May
Sharing vs. Zuckerberg’s law: thoughts on today’s Facebook changes http://j.mp/bBqtgR 
 
Our @lkmcgann, former news-startup editor, has some advice for @TheBayCitizen http://j.mp/cfjfp8 
 
Missed this week’s #tcdisrupt? Bummed about it? Console yourself with the conf’s extensive video library http://j.mp/92J2qQ 
 
Congratulations to Nieman’s newest class of fellows! http://j.mp/9XBtBc 
 
Maximize your launch: five tips for @TheBayCitizen http://j.mp/cfjfp8 
 
Fascinating: “responsive architecture” and web design (via @drewvigal) http://j.mp/av67aw 
 
Thanks! RT @blanket: Big cheers to @NiemanLab for featuring @berkmancenter talks this week! 
 
Wired’s iPad app is coming to the iTunes store…with Adobe http://j.mp/aAhwvM 
 
HuffPo president and CRO says the aggregator is on track to double ad sales this year http://j.mp/ck9mD9 
 
AOL now employs 4,000 journalists (but only 500 are full-time) http://j.mp/aPoUya 
 
“We’re going to have a situation where if you pay us X dollars, you can have us in any form you like.” http://j.mp/b1l0Of 
 
Within five years, FT parent company exec says, the paper will have “exited print in substantial part” http://j.mp/9BThwI 
 
How can public media empower citizens — and democracy? http://j.mp/butREW 
 
A mobile app that connects you directly to your favorite journalists. Awesome. http://j.mp/9xJ2Le 
 
Can @TheBayCitizen, launching today, find a way to make cross-level media partnerships beneficial and sustainable? http://j.mp/cI6Hfi 
 
.@hackshackers started as a SF-based Meetup group, @burtherman says; it now has 600 members worldwide (via @jayrosen_nyu) http://j.mp/aP8vq4 
 
Good morning! Looks like Apple’s facing an antitrust inquiry about its online music practices http://j.mp/arRuhw 
 
25
May
Engaging with journos: thanks to @gigaom, there’s an app for that http://j.mp/9xJ2Le 
 
Burgers and business models: the McDonald’s approach to community news http://j.mp/aimjVq 
 
The SF and Houston Chronicles will soon feature content from Demand Media http://j.mp/ba1rWx 
 
“This simple color-coding system translated a labyrinth of…research into something that everyone could understand” http://j.mp/9eq0A5