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What I learned in my second year on Substack
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June 19, 2009, 8:54 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Redesigning search at The Guardian, bylines on Google News, BBC explains politics with chocolate cake

Before remaking its search function, The Guardian studied how readers use it: largely, to navigate the site »

Is this the first academic paper on retweeting? (PDF) It’s interesting! »

Google News now supports bylines, so you can search or create a feed of stories by individual reporters »

Five things newspapers could learn from the 1980s arcade game “Paperboy” (via @GinaMChen»

AP’s social media rules hold staffers responsible for content posted on their Facebook profiles by others »

Making the news more palatable: BBC explains European Union politics with chocolate cake »

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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.”