Recent posts in my France 24 Category

January 24, 2008

24/7 TV news websites: Part 12 - Search III

Over the last couple of days I've been specifically looking at the search features on the web sites offered by the Al Jazeera, BBC, CNN, Euronews, France 24, ITN, Russia Today and Sky News sites. Or, in the case of Euronews, not looking at them. I've put together a feature comparison chart of what I saw, but before getting to that, I wanted to look at some general trends I noticed. Search box placement is nearly uniform All of the...
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January 23, 2008

24/7 TV news websites: Part 11 - Search II

Over the last couple of weeks I've been writing about the websites belonging to a group of 8 24/7 news channels that broadcast in English in Europe. In the last part I began an overview of the search facilities offered online by each site - starting with Al Jazeera, the BBC, CNN and the non-existent search facility of Euronews. Today I wanted to look at search across France 24, ITN, Russia Today and Sky News. France 24 France 24...
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January 16, 2008

24/7 TV news websites: Part 6 - France 24

I've been reviewing the websites of Europe's leading English language 24/7 news channels, looking for the kinds of Web 2.0 features like blogging, social bookmarking, and RSS feeds that they offer. So far I've looked at Al Jazeera, the BBC, CNN and Euronews. Today I'm turning my attention to France 24. This state-funded station opened in 2006, and is intended to provide a French antidote to the perception that the news agenda is dominated by the priorities of the UK...
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July 25, 2007

A tour of Tour De France news sites - Étape 3: France 24

Sadly it seems that again this year it will be events off the road that dominate the headlines about the Tour De France. The blood doping allegations against Alexandre Vinokourov may have briefly made him the world's most famous Kazakhstani, even over Borat, but they are yet another blow to the reputation of cycling's most prestigous event. Over the course of this week I have been reviewing online news sites for the usability, depth, and quality of their Tour De...
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June 6, 2007

Twitter polluting Google search results for news topics

I've begun to see Twitter cropping up more and more in Google search engine results pages recently, and I can't help thinking that they aren't actually terribly good quality results. I noticed it particularly the other day when researching my post about the difference between the Madeleine McCann and Alex Meschisvili cases. For the search terms 'bbc news mccann', in the top three or top five results (depending on whether I was logged into Google or not) was a link...
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