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Thursday, 24 Oct 2002

Recommended reading

The Subject On Everyone’s Screen
By Leslie Walker, Washington Post
“In a pattern that’s becoming familiar when big news breaks, the Internet is where people turn to vent their emotions, share thoughts and drill down for information they might have missed or can’t get from TV and newspapers.”

New site launch:
The Project for Excellence in Journalism and the Committee for Concerned Journalists have combined efforts in a new site. Excellent tools and research sections.

Mena Trott Talks Movable Type
“The technology of wireless devices (such as the T-Mobile Sidekick) is the next logical step if we ever want to see webloggers as journalists - or at least as informed observers.”

Marissa Mayer, Product Manager, Google
There are so many salient, relevant quotes in this interview, it’s hard to choose one. Let’s just say that it’s delightfully refreshing to hear such rational approach to web site design and business. Thanks Mark for another good experience.

Interview with Tim Erickson of Politalk
“I think that online discussions have the greatest potential to directly impact public policy at the local level.” Also see this Pew Report, Digital Town Hall.

Sites that don’t click
Research brief by 37 Signals: “We reviewed the home pages of 10 prominent retailers and found that all of them displayed product images that were either non-clickable or were clickable but did not lead to a page where the featured product could be bought.”
- While this is off our blog topic, we thought web designers in our audience should know about 37 Signals. This firm really understands web design, and there are some great ideas in their blog and their site. Now they are providing research.

Spending on online content to soar
“IDC estimates that spending for online content worldwide will total over USD50 billion in 2002.”

Revenue Models for Blogs as Media
“Can blogs-as-media deliver on a working revenue model?”

Posted on Oct 24, 2002 | 11:17 am EST
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