3 Good Things: A romp to school, resilient eagles and responsive rats
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Our first stop was the local newspaper, The Post. It didn’t get a mention or photo in the local paper, but it also didn’t get a mention on the Internet. That’s about its best, and we’ve gotten used to it. The paper’s still around, but the city we live in has changed. If it had to be read, you took it with you.
The Post is an independent paper. That’s a good thing. We don’t have a full-time editor, which is fine, since the paper’s been edited by me, for the last few years, and I’ve never had a problem with it.
On the upside, most online news aggregator doesn’t know about the Post. I’ll bet you half a billion dollars that the Post gets a mention from these news aggregators. I won’t post any ads on the Post website, although I’m sure they do that to make them less susceptible to ad fraud (it happens every time I post an ad now). Also, all of their ads and ads on their website that we’ve seen have ads from real companies.
This was my favorite section, because you can’t see how much of a waste of tax dollars they get from ads. They get hundreds of millions of dollars of ads every year. Their advertisers pay big bucks to get their ads on this website. Some, like the NFL, have millions of customers who would be disappointed if the Post did not run an ad for their product. But the Post is free to use the money it gets from ads, to publish other content, which is one of the greatest perks of being a newspaper.
In the summer of 2012, the Post, in collaboration with The Times and others, will start their own Twitter account. The Times has a Twitter account, but for the most part, the Times, like most newspapers, doesn’t do so well, and their Twitter page, which is only read by people