Category: Blogs and Blogging

Writing about feeling a great disturbance in the Internet

Why does every online publication pile on and (re)write the same popular story, asks Pando’s David Holmes: If you’ve spent any time consuming “content” today, you know that a new trailer is out for J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars” reboot. You know it because virtually every news site on the planet, including Huffington Post, CNN, the Verge, Wired, Forbes, and ABC News, has “written” about it in a mad dash for those delicious Internet clicks. Those “delicious internet clicks” are clicks you know you are going to get. As a content producer when you have stories you know are going to generate income that take a relatively short amount

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When The Blogging Flag Drops…

Veteran F1 reporter Joe Saward talks about the issues around blogging, wire services, quotas for stories, attendance (or otherwise), in the world of online F1 coverage: In part this is due to people called news aggregators. These are the bottom feeders of F1 who pick up stories wherever they can, in whatever language. They have no means of checking the information they gather and so they package up the stories in bite-sized chunks and pump them out to dozens of lazy websites that run the same stuff. This has two effects: the first is that they have deals for x

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The moment when a post about ‘audio not going viral’, goes viral

An interesting article for two reasons on Digg about the viral nature of content and why audio doesn’t have the same viral velocity as an animated GIF or a flashy YouTube video: “Audio never goes viral,” writes radio and podcast producer Nate DiMeo. “If you posted the most incredible story — literally, the most incredible story that has ever been told since people have had the ability to tell stories, it will never, ever get as many hits as a video of a cat with a moustache.” It’s hardly a fair fight, audio vs. cat video, but it’s the one that’s fought on

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On Kickstarters about two people, neither of whom are called Blake

I get a lot of Kickstarter projects emailed to me (probably in an attempt by the projects to get me to mention them on my blog here, or on Twitter, Facebook, Forbes, All About, etc). I tend to read them, and reply with a ‘tell me when it’s finished’ email. But sometimes a project catches my eye outside of the pitches. That’s hen I’m happy to support them So look over ‘The Wife and Blake’, the sequel from the team behind ‘The Wife in Space’, which saw a long-term Doctor WHo fan (Neil Perryman) write-up his wife’s comments on watching

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