Tag: Sweden

Bubblare.se bought by Eniro

• February 21, 2007 • Comments (0)

Swedish youtube clone Bubblare.se was bought by Eniro (well, 48.1% percent of the shares in Netclips AB which in turn owns the video community, and the option to acquire the remaining 51.9% of the shares) yesterday. The price: 1 million euro. Eniro is one of the leading search companies in Sweden, with 4800 employees and […]

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The Twingly effect

• February 13, 2007 • Comments (0)

Beta Alfa writes about the increase in the number of links to Svenska Dagbladet articles after the launch of the Twingly link boxes. Bloggers have noticed they get increased traffic if they link to articles where they get pingback links, which is only natural. But the system can have a negative effect if blog posts […]

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Fiction writing in new ways

• February 13, 2007 • Comments (0)

SvD writes, in an interesting article by Karolina Andersson, about new ways for writing fiction. A couple of examples: Jennie Dieleman inviting the general public to finish her novel. And the upcoming Swedish version of a British tv show where known authors start a short story, then invite people to submit endings, a jury selects […]

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Swedish news sites narrowing the gap to the blogosphere

• February 11, 2007 • Comments (6)

This week saw the entry of Twingly-powered link boxes on Swedish newspaper sites Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) and Dagens Nyheter (DN). The two competing dailies both link to blog posts that comment their articles, the same functionality that Aftonbladet has in its blog portal, but more automatically integrated in the news sites. So far the link […]

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Stockholm Film Festival goes MySpace

• January 29, 2007 • Comments (1)

As a way of reaching new groups and awakening their interest, Stockholm International Film Festival has created a MySpace account. On their MySpace page they will feature unique interviews with some of the festival’s directors. In a press release, speaksperson Elisabeth Somp writes (my translation): The use of new platforms for information is a logical […]

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And the winner is…

• January 23, 2007 • Comments (1)

Bubblare.se: The Guldbubbla of the year – best video uploaded to video clip site bubblare.se (see my previous post) – goes to John Martinsson and Rickard Wiss’ “Raggningsrepliker i innerstan” (inner city pickup lines), in which Martinsson tries out different pickup lines on women in Stockholm city. Click on the Bubblare link to see the […]

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From national to local

• January 23, 2007 • Comments (2)
From national to local

Today Aftonbladet‘s launching nine new local sites, which along with the three that was already up, makes up Sweden’s 12 largest cities. Yet one more proof of the local trend in media. Earlier, Aftonbladet’s main competitor Expressen also launched local sites for ten cities, plus includes links to Expressen-owned local papers in three cities/regions. The […]

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Swedish YouTube clone to share half its profits with users

• January 21, 2007 • Comments (0)
Swedish YouTube clone to share half its profits with users

A few days ago, yet another YouTube clone was launched in Sweden, though this time in English and targeted to an international audience. The site is called Tubearound, and what makes it stand out among the other clones is the statement by founder Andreas La Torre Ek that he will share half of the profits […]

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Bubblare.se announces award to best video clip

• January 19, 2007 • Comments (2)

Swedish YouTube clone Bubblare.se has announced that they will award the best video clip with Guldbubblan (the golden bubble, a parallel to Swedish movie award Guldbaggen, the golden beetle). From the Bubblare blog (my translation): Guldbaggen and other film and tv awards disregard online video, despite its big share in many peoples film consumption. That’s […]

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Media shift and the new blog portal

• January 19, 2007 • Comments (2)
Media shift and the new blog portal

After a few hectic days at work, I am far behind both blogging and reading blogs. One reason is pretty exciting though. Yesterday aftonbladet.se celebrated being the largest news medium in Sweden, which we celebrated with a seminar and party. Yes, the web edition is larger than the paper edition, and larger than Metro (measured […]

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Okay, take that gift. But let the world know you did.

• January 15, 2007 • Comments (1)

What is a bribe, what is a gift and what is doing a friend a favour? What is acceptable to accept from people who might want to influence your blogging? A post by Media Culpa’s Hans Kullin makes it perfectly clear that bloggers are not journalists: Swedish bloggers can be bought for a lottery ticket […]

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Good community building at Bakersfield.com

• January 12, 2007 • Comments (2)

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about community building, and how to deal with abusive comments or blog posts. I’ve argued that it’s important to be visible in the forums and blogs yourself, as editor/blog host/forum host. That is the best and only way to gain understanding for sometimes removing content. A dialogue. And mutual […]

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