Directory of Online Crime Maps

Journalistopia has compiled a directory of online crime maps. It is fascinating to see reporting done in such a visual, data-rich fashion.

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Blog Awareness Grows in US

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.”

Categorized as blogging

Print Ad Sales’ Dramatic Decline

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.”

A Look Ahead: The Web in the Next 10 Years

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

Future Technology: Amazing Ways to Bring Print Online

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.

8 Ways to Increase Blog Traffic

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!)

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Creating Unique News Coverage is Key to Online Success

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