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What I learned in my second year on Substack
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July 29, 2009, 7:13 a.m.

Links on Twitter: Hacking tools for non-developers, copyright law in Europe, iStockphoto on cover of Time

Hacking, yes, but no coding required: @simonw lists 11 tools for non-developers to build news applications »

Yes, the Sacramento Bee’s 49ers blog is popular. But its beatblog on state workers has double the pageviews »

RT @citmedialaw: European Court of Justice rules that eleven-word snippets can infringe copyright »

Time spent on the Internet appears to have leveled off in the U.S. at 12 hours per week »

For a recent cover, TIME used an amateur’s shot on iStockphoto. Cost: $30 (via @fimoculous»

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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.”