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

@niemanlab archives: August 2011

31
Aug
“If it succeeds for one reader, that is all that can ever be asked of any writing.” http://t.co/26p42D8 
 
The latest from @NiemanLabFuego: Borrowing a cup of sugar. (From Steve Jobs.) http://t.co/GsTLdJo 
 
Today in craziness: You can now write to the author of a book you’re reading, straight from your Kindle nie.mn/ri9TMu 
 
RT @lexinyt: Awesome: http://t.co/La7pdJm 
 
iPhonegate: Part 2? http://t.co/lKEWu2G 
 
So…what’s it like to brush your teeth with @NYTimes? Meet @nytlabs’ “magic mirror” http://t.co/ff8fMEZ 
 
RT @BenLaMothe: Is the 90-9-1 Rule for Online Community Engagement Dead? [Data] http://t.co/WP6npMm 
 
RT @jbenton: The Atlantic writes about @niemanlabfuego, calls us “good people”! http://t.co/ogdk4aD 
 
Congrats to 2011′s Online Journalism Awards finalists! http://t.co/gjQJdXa 
 
Two Internet Writers on the current state of Internet Writing http://t.co/26p42D8 
 
How to fail, successfully http://t.co/c8xoFYa 
 
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 http://t.co/N3EbgvV 
 
Will “Gizmodo,” like everything else, sound better with a British accent? http://t.co/2sAQGYd 
 
Good morning! It’s official: The FT’s apps have been pulled from Apple’s iTunes Store http://t.co/mZ0IteJ 
 
30
Aug
On the real-names debate: ”no stupider moment for Google to subscribe to the gospel of Zuckerberg” http://t.co/TucwgSH via @mathewi 
 
Last quarter, Barnes & Noble’s Nook business grew 140 percent over the year before, the company says http://t.co/SkBS6Nw 
 
@myersnews They have exchanged words. 
 
…You can also subscribe to the Fuego RSS feed, if you’re into that: http://t.co/dPsV59f 
 
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 http://t.co/EqR0rkR 
 
The rumors are true: CNN acquires Zite, the magazine-like news app for iPad http://t.co/70xFhTl 
 
The New York Times imagines the kitchen table of the future (and we have video) http://t.co/bPKsBEI 
 
Introducing more ways to Fuego, searchable tweets, and Nieman Lab Wire: a tour of our newest features http://t.co/uQrXOli 
 
Politico is now making as much money online as in print http://t.co/F6QhgIR via @myersnews 
 
RT @jkeefe: How I made the NYC hurricane evacuation map. http://t.co/nWpPzTd 
 
The Daily Herald is Chicago’s first paper to add a paywall ($20/month, or $1/week extra for print customers) http://t.co/9lZ9L6a 
 
How Journal Register Co. created a huge, ad hoc news-gathering network for Irene http://t.co/yHGL8nu 
 
29
Aug
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. http://t.co/8PXvoAf 
 
PSA: CNN is looking for a mobile editor http://t.co/F2vfFhT 
 
Does the NY Times need to create, or partner with, a Quora-esque site? http://t.co/oSd12cq 
 
“Apple needs more than just an advocate for media, creativity and the liberal arts now; it needs a champion” http://t.co/Mo2UrbL 
 
In trying to find a way to look back at 9/11, @NYMag created a 9/11 Encyclopedia http://t.co/Dj0wOfa 
 
You know you are a hardcore journalist when you carry 2 iPhones. CNN’s Don Lemon does http://t.co/ecOwFXM 
 
PSA: American Public Media is looking for a senior mobile developer in Oakland http://t.co/ScpmOjr 
 
There is life after Flip cams. And it includes grilled cheese sandwiches http://t.co/y0jZZGn 
 
The Internet Archive has curated more than 3000 hours of TV coverage from the day of 9/11 http://t.co/JqAg2ez 
 
New survey says journalists are flocking to Linkedin. Looking for sources, or job leads? http://t.co/gbbHEOG 
 
Did you check out @NYTLive for Irene coverage? @Lexinyt wants your feedback http://t.co/P1De8zA 
 
RT @WSJ: Say goodbye to the paywall (temporarily): http://WSJ.com is free for the rest of the day. 
 
Pulse is getting into the delayed reading game with “Save to Pulse” http://t.co/sMRciu0 
 
Eric Schmidt shares his thoughts on Google+ and Google’s pro-identity stance http://t.co/d8kitu0 
 
What do ebooks need to grow? More sharing, more free samples and cheaper reading devices http://t.co/OkCnfNx 
 
Good morning! Half of adults online in the US use social networks. And that means more Boomers too http://t.co/ekpShxX 
 
Wow, what a week! http://t.co/1HRo9YS 
 
We launched a site redesign this week. Here’s a quick tour of our new look http://t.co/Ag249Us 
 
28
Aug
The NYT and the situation-agnostic Twitter feed nie.mn/mOGaNp 
 
Making a market: How ProPublica blends news that wins Pulitzers with news that wins followers http://t.co/HBlMP5O 
 
The NYT’s new education site with WNYC will be collaborative, experimental…and meter-free http://t.co/3UMUihJ