Monthly Archives: December 2006

nzherald top stories – week of Dec 25

These were the most-read stories this week on nzherald:

1. Leaping dolphin leaves woman seriously injured
2. Festive day ends in violent death
3. $350,000 retirement dream on the rocks
4. Dolphin caused mad panic on board, says boyfriend
5. Give yourself up, police advise husband

Source: New Zealand Herald

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Top automotive sites

Chart courtesy Nielsen//NetRatings

The latest chart from Nielsen//NetRatings highlights the NZ-based sites in the Automotive category with the highest number of unique visitors last week.

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Time’s person of the year is You

Time Magazine

In case anyone needed proof that the mainstream media are finally taking the web seriously, Time magazine has declared its 2006 Person of the Year to be You, the internet user.

As described by Time‘s Lev Grossman, the web has come to represent “community and collaboration on a scale never seen before”.

The new Web is … a tool for bringing together the small contributions of millions of people and making them matter. Silicon Valley consultants call it Web 2.0, as if it were a new version of some old software. But it’s really a revolution.

While Grossman acknowledges that the web is capable of spreading stupidity as well as wisdom, he sees the deeper implications of a worldwide web that enables and encourages anyone to share what they know.

It’s about the cosmic compendium of knowledge Wikipedia and the million-channel people’s network YouTube and the online metropolis MySpace. It’s about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes.

For more of Time’s coverage, click here.

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nzherald top stories – week of Dec 11

These were the most-read stories this week on nzherald:

1. Teenager pledges to drink and drive again
2. Shark attacks 10-year-old boy surfing in Raglan
3. Therapist labelled sexual predator
4. Giant cranes complete journey from China
5. Parents of missing prostitute remember ‘wonderful girl’

Source: New Zealand Herald

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