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What I learned in my second year on Substack
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June 9, 2009, 5:53 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Mobile search ads, The Uptake’s money woes, old newspapers

Next hot advertising trend might be local mobile search. Hm, sounds like a good news site could capitalize »

Awesome screencast on designing new Jewish site, Tablet: how to suggest ethnicity in a typeface (via @A_L»

When analog TV ends on Thursday, some broadcasters will use the freed-up spectrum to stream on cellphones »

Associated Press reprimands reporter who criticized McClatchy on his Facebook wall; union objects »

The Uptake, Minnesota’s widely acclaimed “C-SPAN for the common man,” is running out of money post-election »

“Cocaine for the Eyes of Firemen” and other old newspaper headlines can be found on my new favorite blog »

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What I learned in my second year on Substack
“I truly wish every reporter could have the experience of getting a raise on the same day they produced something of value to their readers.”
U.S. politicians tweet much more misinformation than those in the U.K. and Germany
“We also found systematic differences between the parties in the U.S., where Republican politicians were found to share untrustworthy websites more than nine times as often as Democratic politicians.”
“You don’t know which side is playing you”: The authors of Meme Wars have some advice for journalists
“The media treating Twitter like an assignment editor is one of the fundamental errors that enabled meme warriors to play everyone.”