News publishers in the USA are setting up a guard dog company to protect their content.
Twenty-nine major news and information companies have signed on as initial investors and participants in NewsRight, an independent digital rights and content licensing organisation led by former ABC News President David Westin. NewsRight will ‘facilitate the use of published news content and data analytics with the permission of publishers’.
The 29 founding organisations of NewsRight publish original news reports on 841 websites Continue Reading
Paid links are a touchy subject, and especially so for the ‘Linkcatcher General’ aka Google Inc, who were embarrassingly caught out earlier this week sponsoring a blog post with a full strength link in it. Now they appear to have punished themselves.
The sin/error/crime was first spotted by Aaron Wall at SEO Book. He searched for the phrase “this post is sponsored by Google” and found a bunch (400 pages) of posts about Google’s Chrome browser, seemingly an Continue Reading
Good news for travel writers seeking ‘le mot juste’. HarperCollins has published its famous Collins English Dictionary online.
There are numerous online dictionaries already on the web, usually awash with advertising, but this is the first time a major publisher has placed its dictionary content online, free to use and for now at least, free of ads (other than their own).
Hey, you know what those gossipy Canadians are like… ;)
You’d think they’d be the most active participants in social media – well, not even close!
In ‘English language’ social media, they might be, but in a global context they just scrape into the Top Ten, according to digital analysts, comScore, who have published their latest report into the state of social networking activity around the globe.
According to comScore, the global monthly average for online hours spent Continue Reading
The Korean Culture and Information Service (KOCIS) has selected this year’s team of ‘Worldwide Korea Bloggers’ to help spread the word on Korean culture through their own blogs and via The Korea Blog, an English-language blog run by Korea.net – the official webpage of the Republic of Korea.
The Korea Blog has announced 30 foreign bloggers who have successfully applied to become ‘Worldwide Korea Bloggers’, joining 20 bloggers from the first batch of 42 who were Continue Reading