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Twitter Founders Want to Reinvent Digital Publishing – Again (Mashable)
Twitter founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone want to shake up the digital publishing world with their latest venture, Medium. The pair, who also worked together on Blogger, announced the new platform Tuesday. GigaOM The new collaborative publishing tool lets people contribute as much or as little as they want to themed “collections” of content. The idea, the founders said in a blog post, is that people should be able to publish without “the burden of becoming a blogger” and worrying about developing an audience. The Next Web The platform has a grid-based layout and appears to fall somewhere between Twitter and Blogger as an option for content creators. The interface for photographs is especially gorgeous, taking up the full window with the image and relegating chrome to the corners of the screen. TechCrunch Anyone can read and give feedback on Medium entries now, with publishing access to roll out from friends and family to more people soon. To start, there are four collections. VentureBeat
The big question is, does the Internet have room for one more publishing platform? And if it does, is Medium the lucky one out of a sea of competing products? Read more

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Study: Viewers Turning to YouTube as News Source (AP)
A new study by The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism has found that YouTube is emerging as a major platform for news, one to which viewers increasingly turn for eyewitness videos in times of major events and natural disasters. NPR The center “examined 15 months’ worth of the most popular news videos on the site (January 2011 to March 2012) — some 260 videos in all — by identifying and tracking the five most-viewed videos each week located in the news and politics channel of YouTube, analyzing the nature of the video, the topics that were viewed most often, who produced them and who posted them.” The Washington Post The study found that YouTube has enabled tens of millions of people worldwide to follow news events such as the Japanese tsunami, Middle East unrest and the killing of Osama bin Laden by creating their own “on demand” news agenda, watching developments unfold where and when they determine. Some news videos remained heavily viewed on YouTube for weeks, long after traditional news sources had moved on to other subjects. The Verge Overall, the study found strong evidence for what it calls a “symbiotic relationship” on YouTube between citizens and news organizations. Both are creating content, both are re-distributing the other’s work, and both are adapting to the shift in paradigm. Nieman Journalism Lab YouTube’s reach in the journalism world extends beyond broadcast television, especially as more media organizations outside of television focus on video production. As far as YouTube is concerned, any format of news — be it breaking, spot, investigative, live, long-form documentary, etc. — can work on the site. Read more

Is Twitter the New LinkedIn?

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Pulling a page straight from the Charlie Sheen playbook, a prominent ad agency just hired its summer interns based on a search conducted solely through Twitter. First Charlie Sheen and now an established advertising firm, it begs the question: is Twitter #winning as the new LinkedIn?

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10 Most Outrageous Tweeters (Not for the faint of heart)

Whether you’re new to Twitter or a micro-messaging veteran, think twice before you add an outrageous tweeter to the list of people you’re following. Remember that tweets from these accounts will show up in your timeline hourly and that the messages they tweet may send a shock to your system…or at least make you go “hmm.” Here are 10 Tweeters that are not for the faint of heart. Read more