39 out of 50 of the top US news sites now get more traffic from mobile devices than desktop computers. Explore this and other data on the media industry from the latest Pew annual report which also has a useful media indicators database.
Rap News Plus from the official Vietnamese News Agency produces short rap videos aimed at young people from 15 to 25, news topics covered have included the Snowden leaks, European football http://www.vietnamplus.vn/tags/Rap-News.vnp Read about it in the World Editors news blog. http://blog.wan-ifra.org/2014/12/02/rapping-the-news-engaging-young-people-in-news
Wikileaks is widely known as a portal where whistleblowers can securely upload classified information. Recently a number of newspapers have created their own systems. The Guardian uses Securedrop. Source sûre was launched in February 2015 by Le Monde, La Libre Belgique, Le Soir de Bruxelles and is focussing specifically on Francophone nations.
Internet Archive Global Events and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France are creating an archive of web materials about the January 7th, 2014 attacks in Paris. These include snapshots of key websites, twitter postings and other social media . Websites have been captured on several occasions, enabling researchers to examine the evolution of public reaction over […]
According to the latest Pew Internet report many Americans feel better informed. Browse the Pew site to find many other examples of the use of new technology in social, economic and political life. A report by Demos this week covered the issue of trust examining case studies from Twitter. Ofcom has large scale data on […]
The Royal Statistical Society recently published an essay based on Internet search terms which found that in 2007 people started thinking about Xmas in November however last year it was August!
Australian government launch new web archive The Australian Government Web Archive is a new site launched by the National Library of Australia. It complements the Library’s long established PANDORA Archive. The AGWA is a collection of Commonwealth Government websites dating from June 2011. Selected older government web content will continue to be found on the […]
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…from the Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library, UCLA . Both capture snapshots of chinese websites periodically since 2012, preserving the content and can be searched by keyword. Shanghai Chronicles Local government Shanghai Chronicles is under the leadership of the Shanghai Municipal Government. Websites are captured regularly from 2012 onwards and searchable by keyword content. […]
State of Broadband 2013 report released by the Broadband Commission for Digital Development. ITU and UNESCO set up the Broadband Commission for Digital Development in response to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s call to step up UN efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Topics covered include connections, speed and affordability of broadband. The focus […]
The Legal Deposit Libraries of the UK and Ireland are to archive UK web content for the benefit of future researchers. More information from the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-22028738 and the British Library http://www.bl.uk/100websites/index.html Curators of the web archive has selected their top 100 websites: http://www.bl.uk/100websites/top100.html