Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Where the Tumbleweeds Blow Through the Web

Look out Terry Semel, my guess is Travis Armstrong will have you in his sights next. Checking out Yahoo News, I discovered they have a local news feed in Beta. If you go to the Santa Barbara page, you get headlines from all the following news sources:

KEYT
Independent
SLO Tribune
Santa Maria Times
KSBY
New Times Weekly
Lompoc Record
Adobe Press
LA Times
LA Daily News

Gee, who is missing from this list? You can even go to the custom page and "drag to the right and disable" (that's generally a two for one action in my opinion, if you get my drift) a source, but the source has to be listed in the first place.

I guess when you have no news staff, and even when you did you couldn't bother to provide any of your content for free on the web so people could read it, and when you threaten to sue anyone who quotes too much from your paper, and when you act like even the obituaries you run are your sole possession, you aren't going to be treated the best by a major search engine. Still, it's gotta sting a little bit, if anything bothers those in charge at the N-P anymore.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Mike said...

Gee, who is missing from this list?

Why, IMNOTB, of course! Bastages.

5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George, I love the label on this .. priceless!

8:24 AM  
Anonymous nomdecrayola said...

Well, they also don't list the Daily Sound. And the Ventura feed only list LA news sources, no mention of the VC STAR or the VC Reporter.

9:27 AM  
Blogger MCConfrontation said...

And no Santa Barbara Minority Report either. Hey it's news! Recognized by Edhat at least... didn't you guys read my post on that oil slick errrrrrr Hendry's Beach?

10:09 AM  
Blogger George said...

Not sure what to say about Ventura, which you can take any way you want.

But if the News-Press wants to be comforted that it got left out of the Yahoo party just like the Sound, a paper all of a year old, with no home delivery and no weekend editions, then more power to the N-P.

6:45 PM  

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