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Patrice Riemens on Thu, 3 Dec 2009 11:24:48 +0100 (CET)


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Re: [Nettime-nl] dutch teenager cashes-in on twitter's suggested users list placement


Grappig. 'BreakingNews' is nl ook (afaik) een trademarked product van
DowJones/ the Wall Street Journal (en die dagelijkse rubriek wordt
vertaald in de NRC-Handlesblad door nettime-nl hoogst eigen 'Rabotnik' ;-)

Wij leven ook in een tijd van intellectueel eigendom (of wat daarvoor
doorgaat)

Vreemde tijden indeed...
Cheerio, p+2D!



> Gevonden op Dave Winer's blog:
>
> The BBC reports: "A Twitter feed set up by a Dutch teenager as a hobby
> has been taken over by Microsoft news channel MSNBC.com."
>
> The report emphasizes the rate that the feed is growing, by 3000 to
> 4000 followers per day. What it doesn't say is that the feed is on
> Twitter's Suggested Users List, and that growth is normal for feeds on
> the list, even ones that aren't run by prodigious teens.
>
> Editorial comment: Might as well say that a Dutch teenager amazes his
> parents by traveling from Europe to America in a matter of hours.
> Without saying that he booked a flight on KLM. :-)
>
> We live in a time of pseudo news.
>
> Another observation. It would be interesting to know how much
> Microsoft paid for his feed. That would, right there, establish the
> monetary value of SUL placement.
>
> Dave Winer
>
> ---
>
> BBC: MSNBC.com takes over Breaking News Twitter feed
>
> The BreakingNews feed attracts 3000 new followers a day
> A Twitter feed set up by a Dutch teenager as a hobby has been taken
> over by Microsoft news channel MSNBC.com.
>
> The BreakingNews feed, operated by BNO News and set up by 19-year-old
> Michael van Poppel two years ago, was handed to MSNBC.com on December 1.
>
> The feed delivers breaking news to more than 1.5m readers.
>
> BNO News will no longer write Twitter updates and is now planning to
> launch a subscription-based news wire service aimed at other news
> outlets in the US.
>
> The company was set up as a hobby Mr Poppel, 19, in the Netherlands in
> May 2007.
>
> "It started as something I did in my free time, with no real
> intentions to grow it into a real business," he told BBC News.
>
> "We went from 30,000 (followers) in, I believe, March, to nearly 1.5
> million today - and the number is growing by 3,000 to 4,000 daily".
>
> The company's new venture, BNO News Wire, will launch in January 2010
> and aims to be a more comprehensive newsgathering service.
>
> MSNBC.com will be the wire's first client when it launches in January
> 2010. It will focus on news from around the United States.
>
> "Our Twitter feed has always aimed at American subscribers, which
> means some local news in the United States would be posted on
>  {AT} BreakingNews - and something similar which would have happened for
> example in the UK would not have reached our service," said Mr van
> Poppel.
>
> In September 2007, Mr van Poppel acquired a video of Osama Bin Laden
> and sold it to the news gathering agency Reuters.
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