The Performance of Distributed News Aggregators Wolf Richter & Tobias Escher Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford re:publica 2 April 2008 Coming up Introduction to Netizen Journalism as an alternative to “Traditional media” Taxonomy of news aggregators
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Wolf Richter & Tobias Escher
Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
2 April 2008
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Distributed aggregatorsWorld news: Traditional media show higher percentage of new articles per day
Percentage of new “World news” articles per day
WeekendTech news: Digg outperforms “traditional” media, which still seem to do a decent job…
Percentage of new “Tech news” articles per day
Weekend… but lack even further behind if you compare the absolute numbers of articles
Number of new “Tech news” articles per day
WeekendIn absolute numbers the output of “Traditional media” is higher for World News
Number of new “World news” articles per day
NightTimeliness: World News show clearly visible update cycles throughout the day
Percentage of new “World News” articles per cycle (3h)
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every hour:~4 new articles
every hour:~200 new articles
every hour:~1 new articles
every hour:~100 new articles
They say representatives of Mr Mugabe, military chiefs and the opposition have held meetings chaired by South Africa since Saturday's elections.
The sources say Mr Mugabe is to give an address to the nation but urge caution until the announcement has been made.
Zimbabwe and South Africa's governments denied any negotiations or a deal.
But the US embassy in the capital Harare said Mr Mugabe was expected to address the people of Zimbabwe shortly.
Claim and counter-claim
Western diplomats had been summoned to a meeting with the government, the embassy told the BBC.