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THE ROYAL BORES

Posted by Phil Szomszor

theredrocket.co.uk

22 November Hands up who's bored of the royal engagement story already? The Times dedicated ten pages to 'Big Willie' and 'Waity Katie' and I was bored by the first page ...

A good gauge of interest levels (at least among geeks and PR people) is Twitter and apart from the initial flurry and people saying they're bored of all the talk, it's pretty quiet ...

MURDOCH'S NEXT MOVE

Posted by Danny Whatmough

blog.wildfirepr.co.uk/

22 November Leaked reports suggest Apple CEO Steve Jobs and media supremo Rupert Murdoch are set to launch a brand new digital newspaper. The publication is expected to be available only on Apple's iPad, with no paper or web versions, and will combine 'a tabloid sensibility with a broadsheet intelligence'. This is yet another move by Murdoch to transform the publishing market and generate new forms of revenue following the erection of paywalls ...

A TRACKING SOLUTION?

Posted by Rob Blackie

rob-blackie.blogspot.com

19 November Many 'influence trackers' online implicitly assume all mentions of an issue online are equally meaningful. This is clearly rubbish - not least because different websites have very different sized audiences. There's no easy way to crack this, but on Twitter you can see how many followers a user has ... The Backtype.com website aggregates followers for each mention of a URL and gives you a reach figure ...

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