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March 19, 2012

Twitter Hits Slowdown Mode as Facebook seen more newsworthy


Just 9 percent of American adults turn to Facebook and Twitter on a regular basis for news, according to The State of The News Media 2012, a report from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism.
Instead of looking to their family, friends, acquaintances, and colleagues, most people still get their information from news organizations (36 percent), search engines (32 percent) and news aggregation sites and apps such as Google News and Flipboard(29 percent), the Pew study finds.
Despite Twitter's reputation for breaking news, it appears that Facebook is where people are most likely to turn to get news recommendations. Seven percent of U.S. digital news consumers say they get news on Facebook very often, the Pew's survey finds, while 3 percent turn to Twitter with the same frequency.


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January 24, 2011

BBC To Lay Off 360 Employees and 200 Websites

The BBC has announced it is to restructure its online offerings as its strives to deliver its public service mission, cutting its budget by 25% which could see as many as 200 of its websites closing as a result.

Some of the sites set to close include 606, Video Nation, h2g2 and the BBC iPlayer message board, as the BBC seeks to centre its offerings around five major product groupings; News, sport and weather, iPlayer and TV, radio and music, children’s and learning and knowledge.

Of these five major groupings, BBC Online will then be transformed into ten products: News, Sport, Weather, CBeebies, CBBC, Knowledge & Learning, Radio & Music, TV & iPlayer, Homepage and Search. They will share common technical and design features, improved navigation, include personalisation options as well as the ability to access content anywhere from a number of different devices.

The BBC lists a number of closures; 200 Top Level Domains, the replacement of the majority of programme websites with automated content, the automation of digital radio sites including 1xtra, 5 live sports extra, 6 Music and Radio 7, removal of non-news features from local sites, reduction of showbusiness on the news websites and fewer news blogs.

April 10, 2009

Associated Press needs to grow up

Associated press is raging mad these days. It feels that online news gathering is its sole and exclusive domain and feels that it bloggers and online users are taking their highly precious content for granted and are often re using them without taking giving them a link back.

This is a perfect example of what Offline News Agencies does not need to do specially in these times when newspapers in the US is virtually being sounded a death knell. In times where the newspapers industry should come together and start innovating on how to stay afloat in these testing times ,Associated Press is going back to the pre-internet era where few influential media groups had held a virtual monopoly over masses.

Andy Beal of Marketing Pilgrim had some wonderful words of criticism for Associated Press and their new brain wave.

The AP is of the belief that the repackaging of their stories and the use of their stories by news aggregators online is something that needs to be paid for. I am not against anyone trying to make money on their business. We are a capitalistic society for now at least. It’s the vilifying of people who use these stories that is the trouble here. The Internet is an open forum of sorts and the ability to have so many more people see your work is part of the appeal. By closing the door to those who will not pay for the right to use AP ‘stories’ they are certainly drawing a line in the sand.

Larry dingal had also spoken his mind on this and believes that AP is actually trying to protect its dirty secrets by planning to make its services paid.

On any given day you can easily bypass AP. And if the AP wants to find a better subscriber business model it needs to adhere to two words: Add value. Is AP trying to protect its “industry’s content” or PR Newswire’s?

What is ridiculous about AP attempt to make bloggers pay for the content if they dont give a link back is that I can easily bypass AP and use another news site for writing my take on the story. AP can only do itself more harm than good by acting as a offline newspaper rather on the web.

Danny Sullivan too takes a swipe at Associated Press and pleads all newspapers to ask Google not to spider their pages if they feel someone is stealing their content.