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  • World's publishers face off against Google: It's getting ugly

    I had a feeling this would be the end result. At first there was co-operation and pleasantries exchanged between the media publishers and Google, and then it all went sour. Online publishers and newspapers appear to be heading for a face-off with search engine behemoth, Google. On Thursday, online publishers and print media in the guise of the powerful World Association of Newspapers (WAN) issued a rather terse statement, calling on Google...

  • The media should take note of bloggers

    It's been easy for some to dismiss the blogosphere as a fringe publishing phenomenon. Publishers, who have had a monopoly on mainstream publishing since the invention of the printing press, don't react terribly well to competition – especially competition they can’t really get a handle on. In the wood-panelled offices on the 78th floor, you can hear the gruff voice of the media baron: Media baron: "Who is this blogosphere? Can we sue him?" Jones:...

  • Linklove: what big media can learn from bloggers

    The fundamental art of linking is something online media could learn from the blogosphere.... Without linking there wouldn’t be an internet. It’s the web of links that leads a user from website-to-website that essentially creates the thing we know as the world wide web. Many commercial online media publishers hate linking from their websites to the “outside”, especially when there’s a competitor involved. It’s a protective, “walled garden” mentality, prevalent in many traditional media...