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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?

Joshua Benton is the senior writer and former director of Nieman Lab. You can reach him via email (joshua_benton@harvard.edu) or Twitter DM (@jbenton).
POSTED     Feb. 2, 2009, 6:59 a.m.
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