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What I learned in my second year on Substack
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Feb. 8, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: The Gawker redesign backlash, the AOL interest algorithm, the cost of a HuffPo homepage ad

Why the commenter outcry on Gawker’s redesign? "The online world is built and based on distractions." »

.@espiers, new New York Observer editor, talking at @cunyjschool »

Homepage ads cost $90K – $125K a day on HuffPost—and $200K on AOL (via @zseward) »

Demand/ROI: In a recent mag piece, @CJR investigated AOL’s user-interest algorithm »

Very cool: The Bay Citizen builds a bike accident tracker (via @pilhofer) »

Hulu is watched twice as much as the 5 major TV networks online—combined »

Instagram and Picplz have released their APIs »

Today in awesomeness: the Jules Verne-inspired (and interactive!) Google doodle »

BBC gets the go-ahead to develop a permanent online archive »

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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.”