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2011-07-27 (Wednesday)


  1. 4 key pieces of audience engagement missing from Andy Rutledge’s news redux

    Also, Martin Belam’s good critique of Andy Rutledge’s unofficial redesign of a New York Times page.

  2. Design View / Andy Rutledge - News Redux

    For completeness, I might as well link to the post that started this flurry of digital news design posts, Andy Rutledge’s attempt to redesign a page of the New York Times.

  3. Redesigning And Re-Thinking The News | Drawar

    More new stuff on redesigning news websites. This is all part of a good discussion, but it doesn’t feel like we’ve moved on much. Yet. (via Daring Fireball)

  4. Designing a big news site is about more than beauty » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism

    Good thoughts on why designing news websites is hard. Maybe it’s impossible with one design: too many competing stakeholders and use cases. (via Daring Fireball)

  5. Backspace

    Lovely blast from the past, the website of Backspace (a cybercafe on Clink Street, now a Starbucks) is still (or once again?) online, from 1997 by the looks of it. (via @cakemix)

  6. The End of the Open University As We Know It « The Thought Stash

    Ugh, the OU is increasing its course fees by around 3.5 times. I only studied with them for a term but would have considered it again. Much. much less sure about that now. (via Preoccupations)


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    @scrivs Just read your news article. I thought you might like this that I wrote on the topic last year:

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    @_hollsk He’s tweeting events during the day and then those events will appear at the end of the day when he writes his diary entry.

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    Eating like a king. A king who *really* likes sausages and baked beans.

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    @hondanhon Dammit, I’ve now listened to way too many Final Countdown remixes. No D’n’B but I think this may be “best”

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    @gwire Damn! I'll get rid of my authentic 80s outfits and buy in some authentic fake 80s threads.

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    @hondanhon I had a nap and dreamed you were listening to some great drum'n'bass to get psyched up for a pitch. What was it? Ta. :)

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    @alexbalfour2012 I misread that but I now want 2012-themed Cornish pasties. And pork pies. And scotch eggs. etc.