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@niemanlab archives: August 2011

“If it succeeds for one reader, that is all that can ever be asked of any writing.” 
The latest from @NiemanLabFuego: Borrowing a cup of sugar. (From Steve Jobs.) 
Today in craziness: You can now write to the author of a book you’re reading, straight from your Kindle 
RT @lexinyt: Awesome: 
iPhonegate: Part 2? 
So…what’s it like to brush your teeth with @NYTimes? Meet @nytlabs’ “magic mirror” 
RT @BenLaMothe: Is the 90-9-1 Rule for Online Community Engagement Dead? [Data] 
RT @jbenton: The Atlantic writes about @niemanlabfuego, calls us “good people”! 
Congrats to 2011′s Online Journalism Awards finalists! 
Two Internet Writers on the current state of Internet Writing 
How to fail, successfully 
Back to our regularly scheduled programming in a moment. But: This right here is @NiemanLab’s 10,000th tweet. 
With its new @author feature, Amazon just got even more author-focused 
Will “Gizmodo,” like everything else, sound better with a British accent? 
Good morning! It’s official: The FT’s apps have been pulled from Apple’s iTunes Store 
On the real-names debate: ”no stupider moment for Google to subscribe to the gospel of Zuckerberg” via @mathewi 
Last quarter, Barnes & Noble’s Nook business grew 140 percent over the year before, the company says 
@myersnews They have exchanged words. 
…You can also subscribe to the Fuego RSS feed, if you’re into that: 
While this account is always powered by humans, we have built a robot that tweets the most talked-about links in news: @NiemanLabFuego 
The Gray Lady is in a collaborative mood lately: @nytimes partners with @YouTube, @Storyful for 9/11 coverage 
The rumors are true: CNN acquires Zite, the magazine-like news app for iPad 
The New York Times imagines the kitchen table of the future (and we have video) 
Introducing more ways to Fuego, searchable tweets, and Nieman Lab Wire: a tour of our newest features 
Politico is now making as much money online as in print via @myersnews 
RT @jkeefe: How I made the NYC hurricane evacuation map. 
The Daily Herald is Chicago’s first paper to add a paywall ($20/month, or $1/week extra for print customers) 
How Journal Register Co. created a huge, ad hoc news-gathering network for Irene 
RT @twitterglobalpr: Last night at 10:35pm ET, Beyonce’s big MTV #VMA moment gave Twitter a record bump: 8,868 Tweets per second. 
Uh, handy? You too can learn how to phone hack, News of the World style. 
PSA: CNN is looking for a mobile editor 
Does the NY Times need to create, or partner with, a Quora-esque site? 
“Apple needs more than just an advocate for media, creativity and the liberal arts now; it needs a champion” 
In trying to find a way to look back at 9/11, @NYMag created a 9/11 Encyclopedia 
You know you are a hardcore journalist when you carry 2 iPhones. CNN’s Don Lemon does 
PSA: American Public Media is looking for a senior mobile developer in Oakland 
There is life after Flip cams. And it includes grilled cheese sandwiches 
The Internet Archive has curated more than 3000 hours of TV coverage from the day of 9/11 
New survey says journalists are flocking to Linkedin. Looking for sources, or job leads? 
Did you check out @NYTLive for Irene coverage? @Lexinyt wants your feedback 
RT @WSJ: Say goodbye to the paywall (temporarily): is free for the rest of the day. 
Pulse is getting into the delayed reading game with “Save to Pulse” 
Eric Schmidt shares his thoughts on Google+ and Google’s pro-identity stance 
What do ebooks need to grow? More sharing, more free samples and cheaper reading devices 
Good morning! Half of adults online in the US use social networks. And that means more Boomers too 
Wow, what a week! 
We launched a site redesign this week. Here’s a quick tour of our new look 
The NYT and the situation-agnostic Twitter feed 
Making a market: How ProPublica blends news that wins Pulitzers with news that wins followers 
The NYT’s new education site with WNYC will be collaborative, experimental…and meter-free