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Nick Reynolds Nick Reynolds | 13:16 UK time, Monday, 8 March 2010

There's a Q&A today in Media Guardian with Erik Huggers about the implications for BBC Online of the BBC's Strategy Review:

The internet has emerged from a silo called "new media" to become a genuine third platform alongside TV and radio, and we can't continue on a track of aimless expansion... It's true that we had started some of this work, which is why we've closed or mothballed some sites already, but this formalises the next steps in line with a broader BBC strategy and sets out a clear and stronger ambition in this area.

Econsultancy has a useful summary of "What The BBC's Strategic Review Actually Says About Online". Alfred Hermida has created a word cloud of the Strategy Review document.

BBC News have launched a season called Superpower today. Peter Horrock's blog post has full details:

We also aim to also reflect what is being said on the web about the season and about world events. Blogworld will highlight the best of blogosphere in multiple languages, while the BBC News website has partnered with the non-profit network of citizen journalists Global Voices to give different perspectives on the news.

bbc_id_twitter.jpgAnd away from all this hurly burly Cole Henley has a complimentary tweet about BBC iD.

Nick Reynolds is Social Media Executive, BBC Online


Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    The word cloud shows that 6music is mentioned 21 times in the strategy review document. But not once does it mention its cost. And not once is there any justification or supporting arguments for the assertion that 6 music is not value for money.

    Also not mentioned at all is the public value test which the BBC has to conduct before closing a service down. They quietly forgot about that.

    It's almost as if the vastly over-paid BBC management (half a million each on average) are trying to hide the fact that 6music is unique, high-quality and distinctive but also very low in cost.

  • Comment number 2.

    6music is off topic on this post. Please leave comments on this post from Tim Davie.

  • Comment number 3.

    It's difficult for me to use BBC blog. God!

  • Comment number 4.

    @Nick Reynolds

    Your post has drawn me out of long term lurking on the BBC Internet Blog Nick. Surely having posted a link to the strategy review in this blog you can't really justify critique of it's contents as off topic.

    If it is off-topic, then you might need to help us lesser mortals know what is meant by on-topic.

  • Comment number 5.

    Nick, I have to agree, I'm struggling to understand how the strategy review can be off topic in a blog were you make mention of it, if it is then everything you mention is also off topic so one has to ask what is the point in having a comment section!

    Are you sure that this isn't just another "I would prefer that 'difficult' topics are not discussed here" rebuff to a legitimate comment?...

  • Comment number 6.

    This blog is not about radio.

    For a description of what it is about see the box in the top right hand corner.

    The Media Guardian interview linked to is not about radio or 6music. It's about the implications of the strategy review for BBC Online.

    There are many other places to discuss 6music including the one I linked to above. I don't want this blog to become yet another one.

    Constant arguing with the host, disputing editorial decisions on this blog and abuse of the host makes this blog a less pleasant and useful place for other people who may wish to discuss things which are on topic (e.g. BBC Online).

    So rsf77 and boilerplated - will you please stop sniping. This kind of disruptive behaviour is against the house rules.

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  • Comment number 8.

    Nick

    I don't tend to snipe... there's more to life...

    "For a description of what it is about see the box in the top right hand corner."

    OK then...
    "Senior staff from the BBC's online and technology teams discuss issues raised by you about BBC Online, BBC iPlayer, the BBC's digital and mobile services, and the technology behind them."

    Last time I looked I can receive 6music on my DAB radio, internet and virgin media connections. Each of which I consider to be a BBC digital service and therefore within the scope of this blog. If it isn't then please clarify that box.

    6music even appears in the tag cloud for this blog at the bottom of the page!

    The original post states "Alfred Hermida has created a word cloud of the Strategy Review document."

    One of the most interesting items in this - for me and many others - is the way this presents the strategy review and it's relation to the changing role of the BBC's digital radio stations. That's why it got picked up here on here.

    Anyway, back to the 'online' content... what is the beeb planning on doing with all the rich content that we've paid hundreds of thousands to create and is now going to be 'switched off' in the 200+ sites that are for the chop? Given the recent press regarding the British Library struggling to maintain a record of our Internet presence it would be good to know how this could be preserved.

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  • Comment number 12.

    What is curious is there is no mention of the services offered by the BBC site delivering actual broadcasts streamed or otherwise via the web or to dramatic and factual video casts not broadcasts but only on the web. These now constitute legitimate web content which are not 'pages' but in old style BBC 'talk', 'programmes' There are of course extensive competitors including Your Tube. I assume the web only 'programmes' will included in the cuts and the BBC does not see the web as a distributive media for unique content in sound or vision. It would seem therefore that Canvass is a waste of money since you can get all you want on Free view.

    The BBC 'local' offering at the web is at the moment poor and the limitations proposed will make it even poorer.... reducing it to news (usually at the moment mostly crime) and football linked from Sport. Note: "Sport" is not 'News'

    Much of the current Sport site lacks links with BBC Broadcast output which seems to be the criterion for having a web presence. So I assume much of that will disappear except again for football.

    I expect forums not linked specifically to broadcast programmes will also go like the BBC Blogs unless they can be linked to specific output. Nick Robertson will have to start by saying "as I was saying last night on BBC News at 9pm"... and comments will not be allowed on blogs.

    This seems to be the implications which represent many of the things which Murdoch wants!

  • Comment number 13.

    My second comment, tackles another issue, the valorisation of discarded content. If for example the cookery recipes are to be discarded is this content not to be sold to another supplier and the money added to the licence fund. Surely the valuable content should be sold off (just like BBC Worldwide did to the magazines) and the rest should be transferred to BBC Archive

  • Comment number 14.

    Is this a sign that the BBC blogs are to cease? despite
    "The internet has emerged from a silo called "new media" to become a genuine third platform alongside TV and radio,"

    I note this week you launched the Beta BBC Homepage and that no longer features any of the BBC blogs.
    Not only was it excluded from the customise options I did not even see any obvious links to the blogs from the Beta Homepage.

    (I did post a similar comment but in an older blog http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2010/02/a_new_global_visual_language_f.html#P93411575 however I thought this current blog is more likely to be seen, at least by those not using the Beta Homepage!)

  • Comment number 15.

    #14 Hi John
    You shouldn't read too much into the fact that blogs aren't featured on the homepage beta. I've been reassured that "we're looking at more and more ways of integrating blogs across BBC online's output" and that the future of blogs at the BBC is safe.
    Thanks
    Paul

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