Welcome to the new look Stephanomics

 
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Welcome to my new BBC page. You can find all my analysis here - including my video, audio, all my posts and, soon, my tweets.

The idea is that this new way of doing things will make it easier for you to follow me and find out what I think about everything that's going on with the economy - in the UK and around the world.

Well, that's the theory. But please do let me know what you think about the new format. You can still find all of my old posts here. And don't forget to add this page to your bookmarks and RSS feed.

 
Stephanie Flanders Article written by Stephanie Flanders Stephanie Flanders Former economics editor

So it's goodbye from me

After 11 years at the BBC, I'm leaving for a new role in the City.

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    Comment number 101.

    For the record post 100 also highlights why our businesses, economy and nation are failing too!

    RIP

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    Comment number 100.

    The future of innovation ... democratized innovation* ... and how much of this was used to innovate/improve the new bbc blog format? ...

    Clearly none ... says it all really! This blog is heading for the scrap heap unless the bbc listens to the bloggers ... but this seems to be the BBC's preferred way of shutting comment down!

    * i.e. people participating in the development of products they use.

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    Comment number 99.

    Sorry Mrs Flanders, I come here as much for the comments of others as I do for the content of your blog and this fundamentally removes part of the reason for me having the link on my dashboard - I'll find the same content elsewhere, thanks.

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    Comment number 98.

    This is the 2nd half of my earlier post.

    Unfortunately those contributors will be unable to perform such a service to other people because of the imbecile restriction on the length of posts and the obstacles to following a reasoned discussion caused by the reversed order of postings.

    I shall revisit from time to time to see if the BBC has returned to a sensible policy, but I have little hope.

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    Comment number 97.

    I have not previously contributed to this blog. I have, however, been following it closely over the past two years. As a result of the recent imbecile format changes I shall no longer be doing so.

    On leaving, I would like to thank all the many contributors who have furthered my economic education during that period. Thanks to them, I will be able to continue my education on other websites.

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    Comment number 96.

    Does anyone seriously believe the format changes are due to lack of money? Could it be that some of the blogs were getting too close to the truth about the economy and the part that private banking plays? Sagey smells a rat! The dynamic conversation flow of the old blog has been extinguished. No room for proper analysis or learning. What we're left with is a dumbed down blog for a dumbed down BBC.

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    Comment number 95.

    I realise the Beeb are trying to save money, but the classic fault to make in IT is to force a single solution on disparate problems - what works for HYS does not work here. Of course its even worse when the solution has so many egregious flaws; I mean, scroll up to read comments in order & then have to scroll back down to find 'next page' button - thats just incompetent !

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    Comment number 94.

    At a minimum can you put the comment listings the right way round it makes no sense whatsoever to read in newest first order. Did anyone usability test this? And why o why the character limit its not Twitter

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    Comment number 93.

    @89

    China and India are doing better.

    Let's join them.

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    Comment number 92.

    Worst blog format I have ever seen. Appears to replicate the abysmal HYS. I will not be bothering to visit again. I can just imagine the meetings, focus groups, consultant's input, etc, etc, to come up with this garbage. Plus my money, of course. A disgrace.

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    Comment number 91.

    Stanilic, great point, people do want a casual area to express their own views. The thing is, because views are so easily expressed nowadays, it is pointless/unnecessary to devote so much space to each individual.
    Partly, that is what Twitter does, allows each their own space. I appreciate the time, but the internet and 'life' need not be mutually exclusive, that is the other aspect of Twitter.

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    Comment number 90.

    Dear GRIMUPNORTH


    Brilliant!


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    Comment number 89.

    Great format

    Now back to economics.

    The Eurozone GDP figures underline why we must join the Eurozone sooner rather than later.

    Discuss.

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    Comment number 88.

    Some people don't seem to realize that there will still be full-length articles posted on this blog, and rather it is the commenters that are being restricted.

    Twitter, as 61. DanM pointed out, is about article pointing. You can point out each others articles on there. I really hope more people on here take this opportunity to involve themselves more deeply in the online economics world.

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    Comment number 87.

    Oh, this is truly 'orrid!

    There are important economic things appening out there (Euro growth stats) and I'm not sure whether I'm reading Stephanie's latest Blog, whether this is a Blog or an announcement of a Blog and, in addition, there is no chance of easily seeing what fellow posters are saying.

    I predict big postbags for the DG for the rest of the month.

    Has anyone seen where the ..

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    Comment number 86.

    Sack whoever created this format and hire a kiddie !! I'm sure he can do better and cheaper !! Change for change's sake !! Yet more waste of license-payers' money !!

    In IT we say - If it ain't broke, don't fix it !! This applies so very accurately to this new format !!

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    Comment number 85.

    I think the issue is that those of us who work in the real economy are now cut off from expressing our views that come direct from actual experience at the coal-face. It is all very well the media savvy saying we can tweet and set up our own blogs but we just haven't got the time to learn all that. It is called the division of labour: we are not all media graduates! We are too busy creating jobs.

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    Comment number 84.

    I will be utterly amazed if this new format lasts a week!

    Whoever approved this change should read the comments being posted on this blog and those of Robert and Nick.

    They are first-class journalists who provide incisive articles that encourage deep debate.

    400 characters and an upside down display are insulting to all.

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    Comment number 83.

    On first glance I agree with everyone below - the old format was absolutely fine and really easy to navigate. Why on earth change it?

    The old blogs of your's and Roberts have been part of my daily reading for the past few years and I seriously hope that this change isn't going to make it harder for you to post such thoughtful analysis.

    PS: I've just registered especially to make this post

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    Comment number 82.

    Posts 76 and 74 have got the right idea - it's all about links.

    Say you have a really good point on one of Steph's articles, rather than posting it on her blog, link her to it (where you've written it, ideally, on your own blog).

    It's all about creating an online community which transcends the initial blog. That way there is more interaction, fruitful discussion, and progress.

 

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