Posted by Dan Thornton
19 October - We all know that print media are in decline - ranging from slight drops to terminal freefall depending on the market. But does this mean print will cease to exist? Or will there always be a print market as a niche of the digital world, in the same way as vinyl still exists as a viable niche within the music industry?
FANTASTIC FT FORUM
Posted by Mark Hanson
17 October - Exciting news reaches Staniforth Towers that the FT is beta-testing a new-style forum, which will be modelled like an exclusive club where users have to qualify for membership. It will be called the Long Room, after the famous City restaurant. The site will be an offshoot from a redesigned Alphaville blog and interestingly members must apply to be accepted by the Alphaville editorial team. Once 'in' they can write articles, comment on articles or just observe. If you decide to write a post you can restrict access so that only those people who you want to be privy to the discussion are part of it. I think it's a fantastic idea and builds on what forums are supposed to be - a recreation of traditional social networks.
ROYAL SEAL OF GOOGLE
Posted by Will Sturgeon
17 October The royal visit has proved something of a coverage cow for Google. A case of ER II meets web 2.0, you could say.