Friday, 9 December 2016

Campaign Media Dinosaurs


You know that little T Rex that appears on your screen when you have no internet access? I only found out by accident the other day that if you click on it it starts a game.


I started a campaign the other day on 38 Degrees to force newspapers to print retractions and apologies on the front page. Seems I'm the sole campaigner. I seem to recall a similar petition several years ago but it got nowhere.

Have you noticed that web pages that used to show you everything you wanted a summary of on just one page now make you scroll down through several pages? I first noticed it with the BBC news website, but now all media outlets are doing the same thing and just filling space with massive pictures that add little, if anything, to the story.


5 comments:

  1. I tried to sign your petition and cannot because it does not recognise my Irish post code! I know that I could falsify it with a UK one but that is a step too far for me.

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    1. You mean we lost southern Ireland? When did that happen?

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  2. No you lost the Republic of Ireland.

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    1. It's a republic? Good grief! Women will have the vote next...

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  3. Advertisers have discovered that if you brand it as "southern Ireland", you can get the geographically-dyslexic (a significant portion of their target audience, in other words) to scroll down in order to see it.

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