Damian Radcliffe

links for 2010-09-10

In Daily Links on September 11, 2010 at 2:02 am
  • We already know that Facebook is the web’s biggest time sink. If you look at the average amount of time (according to Nielsen) users spend on the social network, Facebook is a clear winner over sites such as Google or Yahoo.
    Now, according to comScore, Facebook is also first when it comes to the total amount of time users are spending on the site. In August, U.S. web users spent 41.1 million minutes on Facebook, which was about 9.9% of their entire web-surfing time in that month. In this same period, people spent 39.8 million minutes on all of Google’s sites, and those include another huge online timesink – YouTube.
  • As reported in 'The Lawyer' magazine. User comments obviously worth a read. Interesting case this.
    (tags: blogging ROH)
  • Non-profit blog threatened by legal action from the Royal Opera House for using unauthorised images of the ROH. This post lists the correspondence.
    (tags: ROH blogging)
  • The US government has signed a deal with British owned news agency Splash to win hearts and minds in the Middle East by beaming them the latest celebrity news. Splash News and Pictures has signed a licensing deal to supply Voice of America with a weekly half hour TV show. This means millions of viewers in the Middle East, Asia and Africa will have access to the latest news about the adventures of Britney Spears, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian via the US government-funded broadcasting network.
  • To be launched in early November with an 80 per cent French music quota, it will be "aimed primarily at London's 400,000 native French speakers" as well as the large number of British Francophiles in the city.
    (tags: radio)

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