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Guy Clapperton on the evolving new media

Newspapers not getting it

The thing about social media – indeed, the thing about the Internet overall – is that it gives you the chance to share, to link, to let people know what others are saying.

So I can share this link from a journalism blog and alert any readers who might be interested in its content. What I can’t do, apparently, is link to newspapers, which is a shame because I do so elsewhere on my main website. The papers, as you’ll see from the article, aren’t happy with people linking to their sites.

Presumably they like driving readers away. And having not only blogs but Tweets on Twitter highlighting that they really, really don’t get this stuff.


March 12, 2009 - Posted by | Social media howlers

1 Comment »

  1. […] to Guy Clapperton for pointing out this great post on the Online Journalism […]

    Pingback by UK Newspapers forbid links to their websites. Say again? - Steve Ellis - TheNewMarketing | March 17, 2009

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