Load shedding has led to a myriad of innovative solutions such as renewable energy but the question of what happens next, past load shedding…
Coming to a phone near you: Six examples of how social media took the starring role in the news
Until Twitter came along and blew the lid off news coverage of the Iranian elections last year, many of us were scratching our heads…
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 businesses, which doesn’t translate particularly well on the wild world wide web. It’s pretty silly, because linking is the whole point of the web.
This where the blogosphere could teach online publishers a thing or two…. read on
SA's online newspapers set to grow
Francois Nel from the For the Media blog pointed me towards his blog recently (pretty good, I must say). This post in particular caught…
Where are the great online magazines? Where?
Magazines have not enjoyed the same high profile, runaway success of their newspaper counterparts in the online world. Magazines aren’t big online. Websites of print magazines have had a rather low profile in more than 10 years of internet in this country. Compare this to the high-profile online news brands that rake in big numbers and you will see what I mean. It’s no secret that the news brands dominate the top half of the local online readership rankings, whereas very few magazines even make the top 50 sites….