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Twitter Blog: Experience more with expanded Tweets
Starting today, you can discover more interactive experiences inside any Tweet on twitter.com and mobile.twitter.com. When you expand Tweets containing links to partner websites, you can now see content previews, view images, play videos and more. You've probably expanded Tweets before to play videos from YouTube or see photos from Instagram.
Portland marriage proposal video couple will appear on 'Today Show'
Following the explosive popularity of his marriage proposal video, Portland actor Isaac Lamb and his fiance, Amy Frankel, will appear on NBC's "Today Show" Tuesday, Lamb said. His only comment? "Ack!" But with 5 million hits in three days, exposure on national TV should be no problem for Lamb or Frankel.
Apple’s OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: The Mac Gets Even More iPad-Like | Techland | TIME.com
Today, Apple is unveiling OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, its first major update to the Mac's software since Lion. As its name suggests, it feels like a continuation of Lion--one that borrows even more features from iOS. It also ties Apple's two operating systems more tightly together through iCloud, Apple's service for storing documents and other data on the Net.
Twitter vs. “the press”: Let’s not go there | Melanie Sill
Despite many attempts to put it to rest, the journalism discussion still hasn't resolved "bloggers versus journalists," a shorthand for cultural conflict over journalism's past and future. Now we have a new iteration: Twitter versus the press, which comes up in nearly every major breaking news discussion.
Twitter Is All in Good Fun, Until It Isn’t
Big media companies love when their employees hit . After all, the short-form social media platform gives consumers direct access to media personalities, and along with it, an intimate connection that large media organizations, and the public, revel in. Until something goes wrong.
Teaching digital literacy through game design
This Wednesday marks the first-ever Digital Learning Day, a nationwide celebration of innovative teaching and learning through digital media and technology. World Wide Workshop, a Knight supported project, is partnering with the day's organizers, Alliance for Excellent Education, to celebrate innovative teaching practices that make learning more engaging for students.
How ‘headless body in topless bar’ was fact-checked | Poynter.
NBC New York Editors would have let the facts get in the way of the most famous tabloid headline in history, "Headless Body in Topless Bar." Then-New York Post City Editor Dick Belsky explains how the paper confirmed the headless body was found in a topless bar.
Raju Narisetti leaving Washington Post to return to WSJ | Poynter.
MediaWire Memo | Dow Jones After three years at The Washington Post, managing editor Raju Narisetti is returning to The Wall Street Journal as managing editor of the Journal's Digital Network. Narisetti worked at the Journal for 13 years before stints at Mint and the Post, where he's been leading digital efforts.
What journalists need to know about SOPA | Poynter.
The Online News Association on Thursday came out strongly against sweeping federal legislation aimed at curbing illegal copying and distribution of content online. With the announcement, ONA adds its voice to a growing chorus of those opposing the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) currently being debated in the U.S.
Clay Shirky channels David Cohn in comparing NYT paywall to NPR | Poynter.
In an extended interview on "Talk of the Nation," Clay Shirky explained why the newspaper industry's paywall experiments represent a shift from the product-based business model to a donation system like NPR's: I mean, what we're seeing now - again with the Times, the Star-Tribune, the Sun Times - is that a small core of readers will come forward and support the paper.