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@niemanlab archives: September 16, 2010

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In which @kdoctor asks the big question: If newspapers made the switch to digital, how much money would they save? http://nie.mn/ajS9RH 
 
Alt-Facebook project Diaspora has released its source code http://nie.mn/9a0Xx0 
 
RT @muckrack: A tweet from @markknoller on Muck Rack is currently on the front page of http://drudgereport.com/ http://bit.ly/9LAR8u 
 
Ira Glass Tries To Explain ‘This American Life’ At High School Reunion http://onion.com/aoMbYd 
 
How web video powers global innovation: a web video http://nie.mn/9Km3Vh 
 
What’s in it <strike>for</strike> from me? @Niemanstory on the fascinating world of crowdsourced mags http://nie.mn/9r355B 
 
When web ads go wrong. Hilariously wrong. http://nie.mn/dzYLvI (via @simonowens
 
AOL’s Patch requires 4.1% of the operating costs that a printed newspaper does http://nie.mn/ajS9RH 
 
The easily distracted might be more creative than those who exercise cognitive discipl http://nie.mn/aRaJ0a 
 
News of the World goes the way of the wall http://nie.mn/a40uoy 
 
Toronto’s @Open_File partners with local J-school for city election coverage http://nie.mn/byabu2 
 
The Bloomberg terminal wedding cake http://nie.mn/aNI89O (via @felixsalmon
 
How long has it been? Have you missed the laptop at all post-switch? RT @pwthornton: @NiemanLab I got rid of my laptop after getting an iPad 
 
Wow. Best Buy says iPad sales have cannibalized sales from laptop PCs by as much as 50% (via @zseward) http://nie.mn/aagSSn 
 
“Comic Sans is basically shorthand for stupid, in design terms.” http://nie.mn/bgl8EY 
 
What if ad buyers could predict web prices up to a year in advance? http://nie.mn/9XT2Nl 
 
@gillianmae Similar, yes–but “Sifty” aside, the app is framed as a collective (lists, etc.). The branding here seems hyper-individualized. 
 
So this is fascinating: Atlantic Media considers apps for individual writers http://nie.mn/bvV485 (via @iwantmedia
 
We’ll be hosting the next @HacksHackers Boston meetup on October 19. Come join us! http://nie.mn/dbUKRi 
 
Good morning! Congratulations to California Watch on its one-year anniversary http://nie.mn/9E9Cjz