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OFFLINE   Jac2287 #21

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 09:18 PM

QUOTE (normangerman @ Jan 30 2007, 09:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
hyper.gif I think it's interesting silly.gif

It's driving me crazy crazy.gif

OFFLINE   bc1985 #22

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Posted 13 February 2007 - 12:21 PM

I personally quite like news.com.au and in particular because you can read the interstate newspapers as well.

OFFLINE   Morpium #23

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 10:36 PM

It looks like News.com.au will stream the Stan Zemanek funeral live tomorrow morning from 10:30.

OFFLINE   SydneySider #24

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 10:39 PM

QUOTE (Morpium @ Jul 16 2007, 10:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It looks like News.com.au will stream the Stan Zemanek funeral live tomorrow morning from 10:30.


Yes they will be...and Sky News will also broadcast the funeral from 10.30.

OFFLINE   regionaltv #25

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Posted 17 July 2007 - 10:15 AM

Sky News streaming can be found on NEWS.com.au
http://www.news.com....5013389,00.html

OFFLINE   TGIF #26

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Posted 27 August 2007 - 04:23 PM

From the Google Australia blog:
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Agreement with News Digital Media

Google Australia has formed partnerships with a lot of great Australian websites, large and small. Today, we're excited to announce a significant agreement with News Digital Media.

Under the agreement, News Digital Media properties (including NEWS.com.au, dailytelegraph.com.au, theaustralian.com.au, heraldsun.com.au, couriermail.com.au, perthnow.com.au, adelaidenow.com.au, themercury.com.au and regional and community newspaper websites) and FOXSPORTS.com.au will have web and site search powered by Google.

Google will also provide keyword and contextual text ads on these sites, through our AdSense program.

This means that our AdWords advertisers can now have their ads appear on News Digital Media's range of websites, contextually matched to relevant articles. Having so many of News’ assets from across the country join our Content Network in Australia is another great step for our advertisers.

We look forward to working with News Digital Media in the years ahead.

http://google-au.blo...ital-media.html

OFFLINE   Firetorch #27

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Posted 24 October 2007 - 01:24 AM

I love The Chaser, says TT host

http://www.news.com....9-10388,00.html

This is the headline story on the page.

What morons are running the site? crazy.gif crazy.gif crazy.gif crazy.gif crazy.gif

OFFLINE   SydneySider #28

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 07:13 AM

QUOTE (Firetorch @ Oct 24 2007, 01:24 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love The Chaser, says TT host

http://www.news.com....9-10388,00.html

This is the headline story on the page.

What morons are running the site? crazy.gif crazy.gif crazy.gif crazy.gif crazy.gif


What's wrong with that? Anna Coren has had numerous stories on TT attacking the Chaser, when she actually likes the show and watches it every week!

That story was in the Daily Telegraph, so it's come from there.

Unless there's something in particular about the headline you don't like unsure.gif

OFFLINE   TGIF #29

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:25 PM

As much as it is a surprise, the fact that it was front page news, in the middle of an election campaign, is something of a surprise..

OFFLINE   Firetorch #30

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:29 PM

QUOTE (SydneySider @ Oct 27 2007, 05:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What's wrong with that?


That was THE headline story on a national news page.

What a joke. rotfl.gif

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 12:30 PM

It's also interesting how Anna Coren loves Lateline.

That's like a porno director only watching Kubrick

SHF

OFFLINE   brosa0 #32

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 01:12 PM

while i like the news.com.au site, i really dislike the recent (apparent) increase in rollover ads across the site (in terms of number, size and intrusion), as well as the sounds that automatically play when certain pages on news.com.au have loaded.
Bring back Gladiators.

OFFLINE   curious #33

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 05:31 PM

QUOTE (brosa0 @ Oct 27 2007, 01:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
while i like the news.com.au site, i really dislike the recent (apparent) increase in rollover ads across the site (in terms of number, size and intrusion), as well as the sounds that automatically play when certain pages on news.com.au have loaded.


Use Fire fox and apply the addon adblock plus. It should get rid of most of the ads!

OFFLINE   SydneySider #34

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 06:26 PM

QUOTE (Firetorch @ Oct 27 2007, 12:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That was THE headline story on a national news page.

What a joke. rotfl.gif


But that's what the story was about...the fact that Anna Coren likes the show when HER show churns out negative stories about the Chaser.

It's a tabloid news site...you have to expect stories like that.

QUOTE (Tim Graham @ Oct 27 2007, 12:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As much as it is a surprise, the fact that it was front page news, in the middle of an election campaign, is something of a surprise..


As far as I can tell they've had the election top of their front page even before the election was called.

I visit both News.com.au and Smh.com.au equally...they're both different, and of course news.com.au has more tabloid type stories because that's what the site is.

OFFLINE   TGIF #35

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 06:34 PM

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As much as it is a surprise, the fact that it was front page news, in the middle of an election campaign, is something of a surprise..
I just read that and have to wonder whether or not I was fully awake when I wrote it.. embarrassed.gif

OFFLINE   Firetorch #36

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 07:15 PM

QUOTE (SydneySider @ Oct 27 2007, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
But that's what the story was about...the fact that Anna Coren likes the show when HER show churns out negative stories about the Chaser.


Yes SydneySider, I think we all understood WHAT the story was about. hyper.gif scared.gif

QUOTE (SydneySider @ Oct 27 2007, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's a tabloid news site...you have to expect stories like that.


Again, no problem.

But I don't expect "stories like that" to be THE headline news on the site either.

QUOTE (SydneySider @ Oct 27 2007, 04:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
As far as I can tell they've had the election top of their front page even before the election was called.


confused.gif They have a small banner at the top asking people to use their "Vote-a-matic" ( laugh.gif ) but that's about it. Could you post a screenshot of what you have been seeing?

OFFLINE   ando9185 #37

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 07:25 PM

I don't see the problem with it being the headline story at 2:30 in the morning, which is when the original post was made. Yes, that was my time, but it was still 11:30pm Perth time, late at night when there had been a number of other stories sharing the top spot on the page throughout the day just like any other day. Today however, the headline story hasn't changed. Has Cate Blanchett really had work done?

OFFLINE   SydneySider #38

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 09:41 PM

QUOTE (Firetorch @ Oct 27 2007, 07:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes SydneySider, I think we all understood WHAT the story was about. hyper.gif scared.gif
Again, no problem.

But I don't expect "stories like that" to be THE headline news on the site either.
confused.gif They have a small banner at the top asking people to use their "Vote-a-matic" ( laugh.gif ) but that's about it. Could you post a screenshot of what you have been seeing?


If you click on that banner at the top it takes you to a page containing every single election story.

OFFLINE   Firetorch #39

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 10:09 PM

Oh god, I really get tired with this site sometimes. worried.gif no.gif

QUOTE (ando9185 @ Oct 27 2007, 05:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't see the problem with it being the headline story at 2:30 in the morning,


That is completely irrelevant. It shouldn't be up there whatever the time is.

The viewing habits of Anna Coren are NOT news!!! And a large proportion of the population wouldn't have a clue who she is to begin with!

QUOTE (SydneySider @ Oct 27 2007, 07:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you click on that banner at the top it takes you to a page containing every single election story.


That is not the headline story.

It is a link telling people to try their Vote-a-matic poll.

I said the Chaser story was the headline story on the main page. FACT.

OFFLINE   SydneySider #40

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Posted 27 October 2007 - 10:22 PM

QUOTE (Firetorch @ Oct 27 2007, 10:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh god, I really get tired with this site sometimes. worried.gif no.gif


Then why do you visit it? hyper.gif

QUOTE (Firetorch @ Oct 27 2007, 10:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That is not the headline story.

It is a link telling people to try their Vote-a-matic poll.

I said the Chaser story was the headline story on the main page. FACT.


Actually it's not, it's a link to MANY things, including the vote-a-matic, electorate search and full election coverage.

If there's a big story to do with the election it's gone as the top story.

And I don't see a problem with the Chaser being in the top 3 stories, as I've said before it's a tabloid news site, you're going to see stories like that.