ME and Ophelia
Tuesday, January 20, 2004
THE WORLD'S MEDIA FLOCKED TO IOWA
BBC Reporters' Log
The BBC's team of correspondents logged their impressions, reports and pictures as they watched events unfold at the Iowa caucuses. Does this style of reporting look familiar to you bloggers? It seems to me this is proof that blogging is already influencing the traditional media. Check out the comments that BBC News Online received in response to their report and question "Did the right candidate win?"
Jim Moore posted a picture of the webteam area at Dean campaign HQ in Burlington. It shows Jim Brayton and Nicco Mele working on maintaining the Dean campaign's sites, which are receiving enormous traffic, while watching c-span live of a caucus in Dubuque, a small city in Northeast Iowa, on the banks of the Mississippi River.
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BBC NEWS NOW OFFERS RSS FEEDS (OR CHANNELS)
For most of its sections
BBC News Online explains RSS (Really Simple Syndication) as "an easy way for you to keep updated automatically on websites you like. Instead of you having to go to websites to see if they've written a new article or feature, you can use RSS to get them to tell you every time they have something new." BBC News now offers RSS feeds (or channels) for most of its sections, eg World, Business, etc.
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CHANNEL DEAN: THE FIRST SERVICE OF ITS KIND
Dave Winer introduces Dean For America to the world of RSS, and vice versa
Dave Winer, a Fellow at Berkman Center at Harvard Law School and editor of Scripting News weblog, writes that over many months he's talked about using blogs and RSS technology in the Dean campaign to Jim Moore, Director of Internet & Information Services at Dean For America (and Senior Fellow at Berkman at Harvard).
Yesterday, Dave also