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In this week’s 4MR podcast I look at the newly redesigned Twitter.com, now with a double-pane view, embedded photos and video, and infinite scroll. Some folks say this means Twitter is more of a media company, getting people to pay more attention to its website, where it could serve up more ads. I talked with tech pundit and blogger Robert Scoble, who said he likes the redesign and thinks third party Twitter app makers will need to innovate to survive.

Check it out:

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Listen to my entire interview with Robert Scoble:

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Background music is “What the World Needs” by the The Ukelele Hipster Kings via PodSafe Music Network.

Here are some links to related sites and stories mentioned in the podcast:

Meet the new Twitter.com from Twitter

A Better Twitter at the Twitter Blog

The good and bad of Twitter’s new design at Scobleizer

New Twitter – Why It is Important for You at Fast Company

New Twitter shows the Web isn’t dead at CNN.com

Twitter Revamp Appears Better for Businesses at PC World

Twitter as broadcast – What #newtwitter might mean for networked journalism at Nieman Lab

Twitter Is a (Reluctant) Media Company at Media Memo

Also, be sure to vote in our poll about what you think about the new Twitter:


Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit.


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4MR is sponsored by Carnegie-Knight News21, an alliance of 12 journalism schools in which top students tell complex stories in inventive ways. See tips for spurring innovation and digital learning at Learn.News21.com.