Top 5 Week Thirty-Three

    by Mark Glaser
    August 31, 2006
    1. Katie Couric’s thin twin
      % TVNewser exposes ‘fauxtography’ makeover%
    2. Wired wiki
      Wired News lets readers edit story on wikis
    3. NY Times’ UK blockade
      Blocks web access to story due to British laws
    4. New news = old news
      Roeper says OJA finalists come from old media — duh
    5. The blog and chain
      If bloggers take vacations, traffic suffers
    • The Wired Wiki is an interesting development. Citizen journalists can do more than merely participating in the information gathering process — including collecting pictures, video, and audio; now they are able to actually edit articles for grammar, style, and slant.

      Wikis are a great way to involve a media outlets most loyal and active customers — further ensuring loyalty and viral word of mouth recommendations. At least that makes sense to me.

      Further, as many journalists and traditional media professionals hold to their opinion that on-line interlocutors are pests — unlike Kevin Anderson who is joining The Guardian next week as Head of Blogging and Interaction, it makes one wonder what kind of business model views customers as annoyances?

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