It seems today’s newspapers have gone over-board on new media.
Drew B posts about the FT devoting “millions” of pages to social media. He highlights his favourite article here. Meanwhile, over at the Social Media Report blog (that’s Drew again), a more comprehensive set of links to the FT’s social media worship can be found.
Antony Mayfield’s Open blog has a post about the London Times’ aspirations to become a global newspaper. One of its tactics to achieve this is to supply the world’s biggest newspaper, Japan’s Daily Yomiuri, with content.
In a similar but more exciting move the Guardian announces today that the International Herald Tribune is to take news content from Korean Ohmynews, the citizen journalism website. According to the story the IHT will draw headlines from Ohmynews.
The Guardian also has a front page piece on the singer Sandi Thom who has shot to stardom using only the internet, a webcam…….. oh, and a PR firm. It seems that despite the hype the (rubbish – in my opinion) London-based singer/songwriter has been using a clever manager and a PR firm to create a buzz instead of relying on just the good ol' intenet like the Arctic Monkeys did..... oh hang on
Interestingly she was found out after bloggers tracked her web presence using Technorati!
And as if that wasn’t enough there’s a G2 feature on YouTube! Phew.