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Dec. 17, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: Convergence in publication, location-sharing becomes more popular on Twitter, a new killer app for the iPhone

.@MacDivaONA: “If you do engagement well, however you define it, what you’re…doing is creating happy customers” http://nie.mn/gswXgz »

Smaller-sized publications, more personalization, less friction: why we’re seeing a “rapid convergence in publishing” http://nie.mn/eO502Y »

“But Twitter for me has really become the main vehicle for reader engagement.” http://nie.mn/gzXYFT »

China launches “Red Twitter,” which is exactly what it sounds like http://nie.mn/ewKaQe »

In 2010, 73% of Twitter users provided location info in their profiles–compared with 44% in 2009 http://nie.mn/gE9y52 »

Of Google and “search neutrality” http://nie.mn/fEcqli »

We do! Worth PDFing, everyone RT @harrisj: @NiemanLab You’d probably appreciate the NYT coverage of 3rd airship attempt http://nie.mn/hx7CpJ »

Journalistic moxie, via @harrisj http://nie.mn/gZvqnJ »

Things that now exist: an iPhone app that translates the words *inside of* images http://nie.mn/eP2HZK »

Here’s Google’s #ngram viewer on the rise of investigative reporting http://nie.mn/eR7wQJ (via @chanders) »

 
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