Keyword advertising backfire #3476 Fairfax do some keyword matching before serving up ads with unfortunate results:
— Crikey Reader Rev Simon Rumble
You will die next Is it just me or is it completely out of line that on opening up the news websites this morning I was forced to look down the barrel of the gun of a now known killer. Found it completely outrageous! No one wants to have to look down the barrel of a gun … Poor taste.
— Anonymous Crikey Reader
Murdoch’s Boobs Corp Burning issues of the day on the Tsar’s website:
— Crikey Reader Andrew Kelleher
Yesterday India, tomorrow Australia Have a listen to Fairfax’s recently fired SMH columnist Mike Carlton having a laugh about anarchy and beating media bosses to death (in India). — Neil Walker
Breach of press freedom The owners of The Canberra Times say they are “gravely concerned” over an “unacceptable” police raid on the Canberra home of one of its journalists this morning. Australian Federal Police arrived without warning at the inner-north home of the paper’s National Affairs Correspondent Philip Dorling at 8.30, investigating allegations of the leaking of official secrets. — Canberra Times
The Prince of Darkness joins PBL A man nicknamed the “Prince of Darkness” by British unions for his penchant for vigorous cost cutting was last night appointed independent chairman of the Nine Network’s owner, PBL Media. Tim Parker, an Englishman said to be worth pound stg. 75million ($165 million), joined the PBL Media board six months ago and has now replaced Adrian MacKenzie, a Scotsman living in Sydney who was just 36 years old when he took on the role of chairman last June. — The Australian
Resurrecting Life Life magazine, the legendary but now defunct US magazine known for its prize-winning photos, is getting a new lease on life as a website. Time Inc., which owns the LIFE photo collection, and the Getty Images photo service announced on Tuesday the launch of a new website, LIFE.com, which will feature photos from the Life archives and Getty Images. “LIFE.com brings together the two most-recognized brands in photography, making the defining images of our times even more accessible to people everywhere,” said Jonathan Klein, chief executive of Getty Images. — AFP
Economic Bloggers to the rescue. If you’ve been reading the traditional press to try to understand the financial meltdown of the past week and the government’s responses, you’ve probably become more confused than enlightened. This comes as no surprise, given the general ignorance of economics among so many journalists. They’re doubly burdened now, they’re confronting the typical (these days) lack of detail from authorities as well as the well-founded sense that the government is making this up as it goes. — Center for Citizen Media
New Zealand looking ahead. The government is looking at “future-proofing” the regulations covering broadcasting and telecommunications, to include the Internet and other new media technology, in the next phase of the Regulatory Review of Digital Broadcasting. The review looks at whether the current regulatory regime for broadcasting and related sectors needs changing given the increasing convergence between broadcasting, telecommunications and the Internet. — Net Guide
Australian digital media report. Changes in the telecommunication and media markets are forced upon the industry by the new emerging Internet companies such as Google, eBay/Skype, Fairfax Digital and others. They are breaking down the old business models in the industry which are mainly built around monopolistic market structures. Their success however, depends on access to high-speed broadband infrastructures and the vested interests are trying to hold their grip on this market. This will see a continuation of the fierce battles that are taking place between the traditional players and the new Internet companies. — Wall Street Journal Digital Network
Spam of the Day. Salut . My t-ts wait you here.