Archive for January, 2003

Why a website is not an online magazine

Wednesday, January 1st, 2003

Trade union websites, including those of teachers’ unions, are about to enter their third generation.

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Beyond the website: The experience of LabourStart’s labour newswire

Wednesday, January 1st, 2003

It’s one thing to have a website that a few hundred or thousand members of your union visit. It’s quite another to have a newswire service of your own, with your content appearing simultaneously on dozens — or hundreds — of other websites.

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Lies, Damn Lies, Statistics, and Website Hit Counts

Wednesday, January 1st, 2003

No one really knows how many people are connected to the Internet these days but one good estimate is about 300 million. How many of these are trade unionists? Here one would only be guessing, but the number is certainly in the millions and probably tens of millions.
From what I have seen so far, trade union websites are generally not reaching union members online. They often reach astonishingly small numbers of people.

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The Last of the Webmasters?

Wednesday, January 1st, 2003

A very long time ago (in Internet time, that is), websites were designed and maintained by people known as “webmasters”. These were the people who had the skills that organizations needed if they wanted a presence on the world wide web. They learned arcane languages like HTML and created literally millions of web pages.

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About Eric Lee

Wednesday, January 1st, 2003

Click here to read the updated bio.