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Been a while, etc. Moved to write by this particular piece of twattery by the BBC. Birds dying, you say? Binge drinking you say? That sounds like a story combining recent bizarre avian trends with the warm glow of Puritan superiority. But wait, what’s this? The full story reveals that the birds died from (presumably […]

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Whose video is it anyway?

By now, surely the only person who hasn’t seen this Renault Clio being shunted sideways down the A1 (M) is the truck driver responsible, so just in case he’s reading: While the Mail has since tracked down the unhurt 31-year-old Clio driver, details were thin on the ground on Thursday last week as the surely-it-can’t-be-real […]

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Interesting blog post yesterday from BBC News editor Steve Herrmann, essentially asking “how should we link?” As Herrmann points out, the BBC has always provided relevant links – something I think is essential to good web journalism – but to date it hasn’t seemed comfortable bringing them into the body copy. That’s where the majority […]

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BBC embeds tweets

Just noticed this box on the BBC site as it prepares to cover the Oscars. It’s the first time I’ve seen them directly embed tweets into a story. Looking at the actual feed page it seems like there’s a problem – an 11 hour-time lag between a tweet and its appearance on the BBC page. […]

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The BBC’s SEO

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always thought that the BBC News website could do with a lift in the search engines. After all, the site just never appears in the search results and hardly seems to get any traffic. Anyway, as editor Steve Herrmann explained in November, the BBC is finally embracing some […]

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Cybercrime made simple

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It’s embedded YouTube videos and embraced social bookmarking, but in one particular area BBC News Online has always remained a little old fashioned: related links have remained fenced in the right-hand navigation pane. Earlier, DanG spotted that the Beeb is trialling bringing links in from the cold; placing them in the body copy where they […]

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As regular reader(s) will know, I read BBC News Online a fair bit. Even so, I’ve never noticed this before. I’m slightly embarrassed that it’s in such a story of prurient interest, but there you go. So, searching the Beeb for Newstracker reveals that, at least in theory, this has been running since 2004. It’s […]

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It was the BBC what won it

There were many factors involved in the epic Wimbledon final last weekend, but I hadn’t counted on the influence of the schedulers at the BBC. Many scheduled programmes, including the news, were shifted to BBC Two as the sporting drama unfolded, eventually resulting in Nadal’s win at 2130 BST.

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BBC does Spinal Tap

Noticed this the other day – somebody in BBC Online has a sense of humour: Incidentally, I was trying to get a screen grab of Brown doing his trademark goldfish gulp, but now I look it’s more like somebody’s licking his love pump. I’ll never know how they did that with a straight face.

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