The State of Magazines Online

The Bivings report studied magazine websites for their use of web 2.0 elements. Some key findings:

  • The most common online feature offered by magazines is RSS feeds (48 per cent).
  • Message boards/forums are offered by 46 per cent of magazine websites.
  • 38 per cent of the magazines require registration to view all of the site’s content
  • 38 per cent of the magazines offer at least one reporter blog.
  • Video is an offering on 34 per cent of websites.
  • Just 14 per cent of websites use podcasts and bookmarking.
  • Eight percent allow comments on articles.
  • Six per cent use tags.

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