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@niemanlab archives: November 2011

30
Nov
Facebook is upping the limit for status updates to *60,000 characters* (that would be 429 tweets) http://t.co/m4QNgRHG 
 
Errol Morris used to be a private detective — or, in his words, “a paid epistemologist.” http://t.co/UjvV4ne4 
 
Time Inc. University trains employees in the latest tools, techniques and transformations in media http://t.co/vl1O21zz 
 
Are we closing in on a Pulitzer Prize for tweets? http://t.co/lUgpUBHc 
 
“By my loose estimate, out of…15,000 people who work in public broadcasting there are fewer than 100 full-time coders.” http://t.co/c3WusJYa 
 
With a new API, Spotify is now a platform http://t.co/x9kszGf2 
 
ProPublica gets a big endorsement… from Robert Redford http://t.co/ijhNskOb 
 
Dan @froomkin: When candidates lie, what’s a political reporter to do? http://t.co/woBaJJZF (from our sister site, @NiemanWatchdog
 
To jump-start adoption of HTML5, @Jilion is opening up its video player for free and unlimited use http://t.co/ZnwNXGiI 
 
Google rolls out YouTube Analytics today http://t.co/qBuo0x6P 
 
Errol Morris on the art of the interview and the value of curiosity, skepticism http://t.co/UjvV4ne4 
 
McDonald’s has Hamburger U. Why not a Time Inc. j-school? http://t.co/vl1O21zz 
 
…Matt Rosoff thinks slideshows can be an effective way to tell stories [RESPONSE] http://t.co/uPJo4W9g 
 
MG Siegler is really annoyed by the article-as-slideshow… [RANT] http://t.co/BMdQYLe1 
 
RT @kailanikm: Brian Williams is such a champ, staying calm as a fire alarm rang throughout his show: http://t.co/b0KSVrft 
 
Good morning! The Guardian says its Facebook app is delivering an extra million page views per day http://t.co/KI1sMXFl 
 
29
Nov
According to Nielsen 44 % of US mobile subscribers now have a smartphone, http://t.co/CYlpHskk 
 
Is the day when apps and digital editions cannibalize print subscriptions in the near, or distant future? http://t.co/P5TXb7QB 
 
The future of social media and the internet…is in the tiny printing business. http://t.co/A5wxPvpb 
 
Google is taking maps indoors. But only on Android for now http://t.co/hztG6Zvu 
 
The latest “Why’s this so good?” from @niemanstory: a look at @hankstuever’s 9 o’clock and 9/11 http://t.co/i3wL7Uo7
 
USA Today goes live with Facebook comments today http://t.co/AapdmhUp 
 
Users will now need to give “express consent” before Facebook can make changes that override privacy preferences http://t.co/9soIxXFP 
 
Right on, Roseann! After 32 years in print, a newsroom veteran jumps to a digital-only job http://t.co/vOVOmTfl 
 
PSA: The Atlantic’s newest site, Atlantic Cities, is looking for another writer http://t.co/B7FrwLSL 
 
http://t.co/Bza7DKf3 blogs now have an option for revenue-sharing ads http://t.co/PbAV8VvM 
 
Google is sponsoring a new contest to promote data journalism http://t.co/z2pICE3x 
 
As tablets increase a there’s a new debate among magazines: Are simpler reading apps better? http://t.co/MvkZd4Ew 
 
The Washington Post social reader has 3.5 million users, most under the age of 35 http://t.co/Ps8ilrrA 
 
Good morning! More than 4 million pages from 18th – 19th century British newspapers are now online http://t.co/IH3wNXD8 
 
28
Nov
“If sales numbers really are impressive, shout them from the rooftops!” http://t.co/EXabzgbn 
 
Google’s deal to buy AdMeld looks like it’s (finally!) ready to close http://t.co/0iLekyos 
 
The two-speed approach to the journalism startup http://t.co/WHqfzntQ 
 
Toward a unified theory of The Economist’s crazy success http://t.co/Zqa0Q7LJ 
 
RT @lheron: Today’s Google Doodle in Egypt depicts #egyelections: http://t.co/UgrUJ7Fd h/t @rashaabdulla 
 
Aggregation? Over-aggregation? What matters is the user experience. http://t.co/ICLvoVM0 
 
RT @felixsalmon: Kahneman: “Emergent weirdness is a good bet.” http://t.co/QJcce0lS 
 
Hey, Amazon: Would it kill you to share your Kindle sales numbers? http://t.co/EXabzgbn 
 
UK Chancellor George Osborne is set to announce a “major open data push” http://t.co/2iZ6a0pV (via @webfoundation
 
WikiLeaks postpones today’s scheduled launch of its re-engineered submission system http://t.co/kTwJHrtL 
 
Good morning! JRC’s New Haven Register reorganizes to emphasize investigation and engagement http://t.co/NKmhuF9J 
 
In praise of impractical programming http://t.co/ZgD9o4Fx 
 
25
Nov
White magic for black Friday: Why hacker-journalism could use some impracticality http://t.co/ZgD9o4Fx 
 
23
Nov
As we begin this Thanksgiving weekend, advice from the Lab: Careful deep frying your turkey http://t.co/zUByDyn3 
 
The Huffington Post in print? Yes, in The Harlan (KY) Daily Enterprise http://t.co/xfMZb6Py 
 
“Specs should be in service to the user experience, and in Romenesko’s case, the user experience was good.” http://t.co/nNSiVEmH 
 
The joys of impractical coding, or how I learned to stop worrying and enjoy other programming languages http://t.co/ZgD9o4Fx 
 
Good to know: For app buying purposes, prices tend to drop on closer to the weekend http://t.co/9Ig0J2Dz 
 
Romenesko as user experience: a new way to think about aggregation http://t.co/nNSiVEmH 
 
Goodbye Google Wave, truly, you were a candle in the wind http://t.co/xTOWEgWg