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Notable Links: May 16, 2010

iPad usability: First findings from user testing: iPad apps commit some of the same errors as early Web …  Read more.

The CJR Study and the Case for Hiring a Web Editor

The CJR Study and the Case for Hiring a Web Editor

In the conclusion of Columbia Journalism Review’s recent study, “Magazines and Their Web Sites,” the authors ask: “What …  Read more.

Notable Links: March 27, 2010

Scrolling behavior and users’ attention: Research from the Nielsen Norman group shows that, although users do scroll, they …  Read more.

Notable Links: March 20, 2010

ABC Redefines Digital Magazine: Planning for the move from print to digital e-reading devices, the Audit Bureau of …  Read more.

Tablets and the Shovelware Problem

When it comes to magazines’ companion websites, most thoughtful publishers have successfully solved the “shovelware” problem–they no longer …  Read more.

Does Farmed Content Threaten “Wild-Caught” Journalism?

My Smithsonian pal Beth Py-Lieberman hipped me to a piece from Time magazine about Demand Media, which is …  Read more.

Tip #6: Entertain yourself (like we did in launching Afar).

10 Tips for Launching Almost Anything

Recently I spoke to a meeting of the Left Coast Writers at the Book Passage in Corte Madera, …  Read more.

Notable Links: March 13, 2010

Five Basic Things Authors Should Do Online: Good advice to help writers (and others!) get started in social …  Read more.

Readers Like Digital Mags More Than Web Sites

This is good news for magazine publishers who are contemplating digital editions: According to a study by Smarter …  Read more.

Getting Writers Arrested: That’s Our Department

One of the regular departments we created for Afar magazine is “Spin the Globe.” The idea is literally …  Read more.