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By Thomas Baekdal - January 2011

What You Need To Know Today (Jan/19)

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A manifesto for the simple scribe " my 25 commandments for journalists. Excellent stuff!

Digital publishing should put design above file conversion. Well, it not that simple. While I agree that you should definitely do more just convert the file. It is not something that only the big publishers can do right. Nor is it about design, but letting the story flow.

Only 66% Use Twitter Profile Location Field as Intended, Says PARC Research Study. But, My Twitter profil says that I am "Global", which is actually my real location - global!

Quick note to the music industry: enforcing control when trust is crucial is not a good idea. Great point!

Playboy NOT Coming To The iPad App Store uncencsred (as previously rumored): http://read.bi/ffHtN2 - because they will publish it as an uncensored web app instead. Playboy is essentially sidestepping the App store, and their many restrictions, by creating a web app with no restrictions. I think this is just the first of many magazines.

Digital trends that will put a strong mark on the media business: http://bit.ly/hRoRYZ

HTML5s New Logo Fiasco: http://bit.ly/hJJyf6 - All vegetables will be called potatoes, just because some vegetables are potatoes.

Running The Numbers: Mobile Newspaper Subscriptions: http://bit.ly/hts4gy (expand) - wrong strategy. Set one base price for everything. Article coming soon.

Now at Starbucks: Buy a Latte by Waving Your Phone.

Children checking out vintage gadgets continues to be an enthralling experience to watch: http://engt.co/fnIWHU (see below) - must see for old people, like me.

 

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And finally, 5 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To.

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