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@niemanlab archives: September 16, 2010

In which @kdoctor asks the big question: If newspapers made the switch to digital, how much money would they save? 
Alt-Facebook project Diaspora has released its source code 
RT @muckrack: A tweet from @markknoller on Muck Rack is currently on the front page of 
Ira Glass Tries To Explain ‘This American Life’ At High School Reunion 
How web video powers global innovation: a web video 
What’s in it <strike>for</strike> from me? @Niemanstory on the fascinating world of crowdsourced mags 
When web ads go wrong. Hilariously wrong. (via @simonowens
AOL’s Patch requires 4.1% of the operating costs that a printed newspaper does 
The easily distracted might be more creative than those who exercise cognitive discipl 
News of the World goes the way of the wall 
Toronto’s @Open_File partners with local J-school for city election coverage 
The Bloomberg terminal wedding cake (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) 
“Comic Sans is basically shorthand for stupid, in design terms.” 
What if ad buyers could predict web prices up to a year in advance? 
@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 (via @iwantmedia
We’ll be hosting the next @HacksHackers Boston meetup on October 19. Come join us! 
Good morning! Congratulations to California Watch on its one-year anniversary