Archive for the ‘Blogging’ Category

front page rivalry: pros vs. citizen journalists

februarie 27, 2007

[…] Denmark, where free daily newspaper Nyhedsavisen is merging citizen journalism with its traditional counterpart. Bloggers and other citizen journalists have access to‘s homepage, where their stories are published alongside articles written by the newspaper’s editorial staff. Pros and amateurs compete for top positions in the ‘most read’ and ‘most debated’ sections.

To contribute, ‘Læserskribenter’ (roughly translated as reader-writers) create a profile on and set up a blog on the website. Whether a user-generated piece makes it to the homepage, is determined by its popularity. Putting pro journalists and citizen journalists on equal footing is an interesting way to bridge the divide between traditional media and user-generated media. The next step, of course, is to financially reward top contributors, which Avisen doesn’t seem to be doing.

Mirona Iliescu, Via Springwise


How much do bloggers make?

februarie 23, 2007

NBC asked the top 130 New York bloggers how much they made from their sites. The results are revealing:

  • 17% – over $1,000/month
  • 14% – $200-500/month
  • 4% – $100/month
  • 14% – less that $100/month
  • 51% – NOTHING

Guy Kawasaki, a top 100 blogger, reckons he earned $3,350 in his first year from Google ads; although the advertising on his site now is much more visible and perhaps he’ll earn more. I don’t think he’s going to give up running his VC business or writing books to live off his blogging income.

So, does any of you make any money from blogging? Are the amounts made in Romania comparable with those in New York?

For me blogging is fun. It builds connections with interesting people. Readers’ comments and feedback inspire me.

– Claudiu Florea

Blogging vs journalism

februarie 9, 2007

Is blogging a valid form of journalism?

For some reason, many journalists and journalism students are still asking questions framed around the assumption that “bloggers” and “journalists” are mutually exclusive species. They also seem to assume that “journalists” are defined as people who work in “mainstream media”. Both of these assumptions are wrong.

Blogs are just a publishing technology, which can be used for distributing any type of content, including journalism. Some bloggers are journalists but most are not.

The real distinction is not based on the characteristics of the content published with these tools, but an economic distinction between an established business model based on mass-market publishing and a new type of micro-publishing that is based on inexpensive tools and low-cost infrastructure.

The real conflict is economic: specifically, the disruption to traditional publishing businesses caused by the drastic reduction in barriers to entry to publishing.

More here

– by claudiu florea

Club de bloggeri in cautare de personalitate

februarie 6, 2007

„(…) vin cu o propunere: Scrieti aici ce ati dori sa se discute la urmatorul Netoo.  Sa forfecam ideile, sa le discutam, sa vedem ce intereseaza bloggerii si ce nu, si sa alegem temele in consecinta.  Sa nu mai propuna Manafu, sa nu mai propuna Cristea, sa nu mai propuna Comanescu, sa fie acuzati ca vor sa manipuleze. Nimeni nu este infailibil luat individual.
Dar daca o idee scapa nedesfiintata de critica constructiva, inseamna ca are valoare.”

Fragment preluat de pe blogul Cristealizari

Jeff Jarvis: publish first and edit later

ianuarie 29, 2007

„Blogs are first and foremost a conversation, people talking,” said Jeff Jarvis, a journalist-turned-blogger who created a forum called BuzzMachine.

Blogs, he said, have a „different biorhythm” where postings that are initially inaccurate or unfair are corrected online through readers comments and updated blog entries. „This is a world,” he said, „where you publish first and edit later.”

Graphic: Blogging Without Journalistic Standards

Although a third of bloggers identify themselves as journalists, a recent survey by the Pew Center showed the majority of bloggers don’t abide by some common journalistic practices.

Blogging Without Journalistic Standards

SOURCE: Pew Internet & American Life Project Blogger Callback Survey | The Washington Post – January 11, 2007

Mirona Iliescu, Via

Ogilvy on Blogging

ianuarie 28, 2007

Brian Clark de la CopyBlogger ne propune un exercitiu interesant. Cartea lui David Ogilvy, Ogilvy on Advertising, se aplica si in blogging. Doar inlocuiti Advertising cu Blogging.

Rezultatul este aici.

– zoso

pentru cei care sunt la inceput in ale blogatului

ianuarie 15, 2007

41 de sfaturi ca sa faceti un blog bun si cunoscut

– novac

Blogurile, recunoscute oficial ca medii de informare

ianuarie 12, 2007

Administratorii de bloguri vor putea participa la procesul fostului angajat al Casei Albe, Lewis „Scooter” Libby, alaturi de reporterii din cadrul institutiilor media traditionale, a declarat azi un purtator de cuvint al tribunalului, citat de Reuters.
din cotidianul

– zoso

Studiu: Boom-ul blogurilor va ajunge la punctul maxim în 2007

decembrie 15, 2006

Explozia blogurilor va ajunge la apogeu în primul semestru din 2007, pentru că deja unii autori tind să renunţe să mai scrie, a estimat compania americană de cercetare Gartner, într-un studiu în care prezintă principalele zece tendinţe ale mijloacelor de informare pe 2007, transmite AFP.

„… există deja peste 200 de milioane de foşti bloggeri. Numărul maxim de bloggeri va ajunge la circa 100 de milioane în prima jumătate a anului 2007”, a previzionat Gartner, în raportul său anual privind tendinţele pieţei de profil.

De fapt, majoritatea celor care au visat să aibă un jurnal pe internet au făcut deja acest lucru, fanii acestui mediu continuă să scrie, însă există şi multe persoane care au renunţat la asta, a explicat Gartner.

Compania apreciază că, până în 2010, 60% din populaţia lumii va avea telefoane mobile care vor putea fi urmărite prin intermediul internetului, din cauza exigenţelor sporite legate de securitatea naţională, dar şi ca urmare a ofertelor comerciale care îi vor face pe utilizatori să îşi uite reticenţele în ceea ce priveşte protecţia vieţii private.

Pe de altă parte, Gartner estimează că preţul unui calculator personal va scădea la jumătate faţă de acum, până în 2010.

În ceea ce priveşte programele computerizate, noul sistem de operare Vista va fi „ultima mare lansare a Microsoft”, apreciază Gartner, potrivit căruia „era programelor masive pentru calculator ajunge la final”, cedând locul produselor adaptabile progresiv şi personalizabile. Cu toate acestea, compania americană apreciază că Microsoft va continua să fie unul dintre actorii importanţi ai pieţei.

Gartner apreciază şi că un singur mare furnizor de servicii informatice din Asia va intra în topul primelor 20 de companii care activează în acest domeniu până în 2010, în timp ce, până în 2009, responsabilitatea socială va deveni pentru liderii de companii mai importantă decât respectarea reglementărilor financiare.

Sursa: Mediafax – (15.12.2006 12:43)

Actualizare, 18 dec 2006: Tony Hung, BlogheraldI’m not sure how someone so esteemed as a Gartner fellow could be so wrong about blogging. One need not need any numbers, but only simple logic to look no further than the rest of the world to see the growth of blogging. Even if the rate of growth were to slow down in North America, the blogosphere is exploding in places such as China and India — a country of almost a billion people, where one of the official languages is English.

In fact, as the penetration of internet access and broadband access catches up to North America and Western Europe, one cannot but fathom that like a rising tide, it will influence all manner of internet activity. Including the means to provide a voice to the potentially disenfranchised, or those whose voices may not be used to the freedom of speech. (Yes, that was a reference to blogging).

Clearly, I expect blogging to continue to take off through 2007 and beyond; the only issue is, will professional services like Gartner, or even Technorati, be able to make enough inroads into the Non-English speaking blogosphere to measure this kind of data accurately? If reports like this continue to surface, I think the answer will continue to be a resounding “no”.

Mirona Iliescu

1,100 U.S. & U.K. Marketing Executives fast to agree on blogging, slow to use it

decembrie 15, 2006

Peppercom, NEW YORK – December 5, 2006 – Public relations professionals in the U.S. and U.K. agree when it comes to recognizing the importance of blogs, but comparatively few from each country participate in the blogosphere by monitoring, writing or reading blogs, according to survey results released today by Peppercom Strategic Communications and Bulldog Reporter’s Daily ‘Dog. This disparity, along with the other survey results, were discussed in a podcast hosted by Peppercom and Bulldog Reporter and featuring blogging experts from the U.S. and U.K.. […]

More than 85 percent of respondents believe blogs are an important digital communication, with the top two responses given being the ability to share information quickly and broadly (U.S.: 84 percent; U.K.: 74 percent), and the opportunity to influence public opinion and decision making (U.S.: 74 percent; U.K.: 65 percent).

Despite these opinions, most respondents admit that they (or their clients) do not have an official company blogging policy (U.S.: 87 percent, U.K.: 82 percent). And although a majority of respondents felt blogs were important, only 37 percent in the United States and 36 percent in the United Kingdom are actually blogging on behalf of their company or client. […]

While most respondents (78 percent of U.S. and U.K.) believe the public relations department should handle fallout from bad news breaking in the blogosphere, 49 percent of respondents don’t even monitor blogs. In fact, 63 percent have not adapted their communications strategy to include proactive outreach to blogs, message boards, and other forms of digital mediums.

One third of companies claiming to have a blog say that it is written by the company’s CEO, however 54 percent of respondents are not involved in the writing, creative or approval process for corporate or CEO blogs. Full release. Via.

Mirona Iliescu