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Feb. 2, 2009, 6:59 a.m.

Morning Links: February 2, 2009

— Amanda Hirsch has a great interview with the documentary filmmaker Louis Abelman on, of all things, Twitter. Will this be the piece that finally makes journos a little less skeptical of Twitter and Twitter-like things?

Since the only kind of documentary work I’ve been involved in has been vérité style, in which the camera must stay with the subject for a long time, potentially years, in slow and deliberate accumulation of material that will be distilled down, I can see similarities between that process and Twitter.

— Terry Heaton writes smartly about social-networking policies for newspapers.

— Frédéric Filloux writes on news apps for mobile phones, particularly for the iPhone. Personally, I spend an enormous amount of time reading news on my iPhone — but almost never in the dedicated apps of the Times, CNN, Bloomberg, or other news organizations. Am I the only one, and are the rest of you using the native apps?

POSTED     Feb. 2, 2009, 6:59 a.m.
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