Journalistopia has compiled a directory of online crime maps. It is fascinating to see reporting done in such a visual, data-rich fashion.
Mike Sachoff shares some interesting stats on blog awareness in the US: “Eight out of 10 Americans know what a blog is and close to half have visited blogs, according to a survey from Synovate/Marketing Daily.”
Alan D. Mutter looks at some sober facts on the state of print advertising: “After six straight quarters of accelerating declines, newspaper print advertising sales in the first half of this year fell to the lowest level in a decade, according to statistics released today by the Newspaper Association of America.”
Richard MacManus shares 10 Future Web Trends: Semantic Web Artificial Intelligence Virtual Worlds Mobile Attention Economy Web Sites as Web Services Online Video / Internet TV Rich Internet Apps International Web Personalization
Google Book Search launched some new features that allow people to more easily integrate them into their online lives: “To start, you can create your own personal collection on Book Search, and use it to help find just the right book from your collection for any occasion. Other people can view your library, so you… Continue reading Google Integrates Books with the Web
Paul Deffenbaugh sent me a great video that shows amazing ways to view information and images online. For those interested in ways to bring print online in a compelling way, check out the video one minute forty-five seconds in.
Here are The 8 Most Effective Ways to Increase Blog Traffic: Post comments on blogs Post on forums Write eye-catching headlines Social news and bookmarking sites Write pillar articles that support your blog MyBlogLog Email Marketing Give away stuff (Thanks to Judie Ryer for the link!)
Scott Karp looks at how a deal between Google and wire services such as the Associated Press, puts pressure on news organizations to create truly unique high value reporting: “Here’s the next question that all news organizations need to ask themselves — what’s UNIQUE about your coverage of a big story? Google News has purged… Continue reading Creating Unique News Coverage is Key to Online Success
Business 2.0 magazine has shut its doors, indicating how difficult it can be to make it in print in a world where ad dollars are shifting to new media: “The new Business 2.0 came close to breaking even in 2005, but spiraled back into the red this year after the number of advertising pages plunged… Continue reading Business 2.0 Magazine Shuts Down