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May 01, 2007
Growth for BW Online site
Looks like the BW Online site registered strong growth in the last year, according to this study by MIN Online. (ex Mathew Ingram) Every Day with Rachael Ray, a cooking site, topped the growth chart.
By the way, I'm going back to BW and BW Online on July 1. That's when the three-month extension to my 12-month book leave draws to a close. I'm not exactly sure what I'll be doing there, though I have a couple of story ideas. If anyone has any ideas for new media projects, you know, an ambitious and innovative community-based online project with a mainstream component, preferably one that's fun and delivers such high impact... That sort of thing. Please send along any and all ideas.
Have you ever thought to create a blog or a book about your masterpiece, the fantasy boardgame Hero Quest ? It would be a worldwide success, I'm sure.
Posted by: Dr. Geol. Gennaro Vitrone at May 2, 2007 05:55 PM
I feel like I just asked international donors to give money to Iraq... Look at it this way. We at BW have a global franchise, a large community of readers, and rich editorial resources. How can we use these to create some sort of new product on the Web?
Posted by: steve baker at May 3, 2007 06:24 AM
Steve your fans out in cyberspace (and Denver) look forward to reading more of you in these pages. And to your published book.
Of interest, I've read Walter Hussman Jr.'s piece called "How to Sink a Newspaper" in the WSJ Monday May 7. Sorry don't have the link. Very interesting piece about how he thinks newspapers are contributing to their own demise. Also we met today with the editor of Esquire, David Granger, today at our magazine and he also thinks we're stupid to be giving our product away for free on the Internet. Although BW may be different, the newspaper industry hasn't found a way to develop revenue from the Net.
Posted by: Keith DuBay at May 8, 2007 05:27 PM
BW magazine and BW online to its customers has a clear look into new products and new companies that are emerging and a look into firms going through distressed times. The editorial approach is a vision of the unfolding events but not to close. Going deep into SaaS (software as a service) and related Gadgets covering the timing of product launch and the progress of product acceptance and return could gain transparency into something that is the base for Web 2.0 companies. Let the companies using and offering products comment along with customers. The who what why on SaaS products time line can gain many levels of input from a large extended level of expertise trying to gain that transparency.
Posted by: Mike Reardon at May 12, 2007 04:19 PM