Top-of-mind websites in New Zealand

Ask a New Zealander to name a website domain name, and here’s what you get. Trademe.co.nz, the country’s most-visited website, is the domain most often mentioned by Kiwis, followed by facebook.com, google.com, stuff.co.nz and nzherald.co.nz. The information comes from the Colmar Brunton survey Internet Domain Names in New Zealand, commissioned by the New Zealand Domain […]

Video: Saving the Silverton Standard

John Temple mentioned this wonderful story a couple of weeks ago on his blog, and I thought it was well worth sharing. The town of Silverton, Colorado has saved its weekly newspaper in an innovative way. Read John’s post, or better yet watch the video above to get the story. Talk about being a jack-of-all-trades! […]

Charging for online news? ‘That horse has left the barn,’ says Globe & Mail

News Corp chairman Rupert Murdoch may be keen to build paywalls around his websites, but Canada’s Globe & Mail is not looking to charge for access to online news. “I think that horse has left the barn,” Globe publisher Phillip Crawley tells the Canadian Marketing Association. The Globe does, however, see a good business in […]

Kiwi stunt promotes breaking news on the web

From the breaking news battleground in New Zealand… One of the country’s leading news websites, stuff.co.nz, drew a crowd in downtown Auckland last Thursday, causing pedestrians to look up, grab their mobile phone cameras and start clicking. The publicity stunt (click the video above to watch) touts the site’s commitment to being first with breaking […]