Posts Tagged: The Times

The Guardian celebrates reaching one million Twitter followers

The Guardian celebrates passing the one million Twitter follower milestoneNice idea here from the Guardian to celebrate reaching the Twitter  milestone of one million followers. To mark the occasion it wants to find out more about its followers and where they are tweeting from.

It is asking @Guardian followers to share their view by taking a picture of where they are tweeting from and tweet the picture to @Guardian with the hashtag #1msides — apparently a “selfie” is also acceptable if you’re that way inclined.

It has been promoting the occasion with a Promoted Tweet, which the paper has employed a number of times to date. Read more on The Guardian celebrates reaching one million Twitter followers…

Social media remained negative during Thatcher funeral [infographic]

Margaret Thatcher funeral - pic via @frasereC4Three infographics here looking at social media reaction to the Margaret Thatcher’s semi state funeral yesterday, which lit up the Twittersphere. While the talked of protests turned out to be something of a damp squib, and few appeared to agreed with them, there were crowds of supporters and many more curious onlookers lining the streets of London leading to St Paul’s Cathedral as the military procession marched slowly by.

The first two infographics look at overall social media sentiment while the third looks at the reaction of national newspaper readers on Twitter. Read more on Social media remained negative during Thatcher funeral [infographic]…

Telegraph introduces metered paywall with £1.99 a month charge

Telegraph to introduce a paywalThe Telegraph has introduced a metered paywall joining the FT and The Times as major British newspapers asking readers to pay for content.

The move follows the launch of a paywall on its international site in November 2012. Like the original New York Times paywall, and the recently announced Washington Post, The Telegraph will offer readers 20 stories for free each month before they hit the paywall.

With the Telegraph joining the rush to a paywall The Guardian remains the only major upmarket British newspaper, other than the Independent, not to have a paywall.

Readers are being offered a number of subscription packages including ‘The Telegraph Web Pack’, which offers unlimited access to the Telegraph’s website, plus access to its apps, for £1.99 per month or £20 per year. Read more on Telegraph introduces metered paywall with £1.99 a month charge…

USA Today leads British papers when it comes to Twitter

Examples of Twitter bylines in USA TodayUSA Today underwent a major 30th anniversary redesign late last year and one of the things it introduced was Twitter bylines for staff.

It is still one of the very few papers to user Twitter bylines and I’m always really surprised that other papers haven’t followed suit. Read more on USA Today leads British papers when it comes to Twitter…

“Adapt or die” – The Mail, Independent, Newsworks and Expedia on tablet take-up

Guy Zitter, group managing director, Mail Newspapers

Tablets are not killing newspapers, they’re offering a lifeline to the revitalisation and rebirth of ‘news brands’ beyond the dreaded paywall, say the experts. Assembled at Newsworks’ Tablet Summit, representatives from the likes of Guardian Media Group, Mail Newspapers, The Independent, Expedia and News International gave their take on the future of the newspaper industry as tablet take-up rockets. Guy Zitter group managing director at the Mail put it starkly. He said it was a case of “Adapt or die”.

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The Times tempts digital subscribers with a Nexus 7 for £50

The Times is attempting to win new digital subscribers with an offer to pick up a 32GB Google Nexus 7 tablet for just £50 as part of an 18 month subscription deal. Under the digital deal the cost of The Times and The Sunday Times would be £4 a week. Read more on The Times tempts digital subscribers with a Nexus 7 for £50…

Brazil’s top newspapers abandon Google News

O Globo is one of the Brazilian newspapers to have pulled its content from Google News The debate about Google and whether it is a friend or foe is unlikely to resolved anytime soon.

In the UK News International has only recently done a U-turn on its stance to stop articles from its quality national newspapers, The Times and The Sunday Times, featuring in Google’s search listings.

While most of the world media world lives with Google in relative state of frenemy not so in Brazil. Newspapers there have taken the radical step of pulling their content from Google News on en masse. Read more on Brazil’s top newspapers abandon Google News…

Guardian stakes claim as world’s third most popular newspaper website

We’ve been writing a lot about The Guardian recently on The Wall pondering whether it will eventually have to put up a paywall, looking at its grab for US traffic and wondering if it might be planning to ditch print for a digital future sooner rather than later.

Today, it has two pieces of research it is highlighting. The first, quoting the latest figures from digital analyst comScore, reveal that its website is the third most popular newspaper website in the world.

Considering the competition that is something of an achievement for, as editor Alan Rusbridger puts it, “a little newspaper from London”.

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