01.08.2011 01.Aw-Elul, 5771
The Numbers Crunch: Talkbackers talk about talkbacks
Also, Murdoch and Google+ still dominating the news, Norway videos flood YouTube, Israelis pitch tents and rally to lower cost of living.
News traditionally calms down in the summer months, and this year has been no exception. However, in recent weeks a few major stories have made waves online, both locally and globally, and the streets and the Web in their campaign to lower the cost of living across the country, and internationally, the terror attacks in Norway, the News of the World scandal and Google+ dominated news mentions.
JPost.com’s new talkback system has now been online for two weeks, and user trends are beginning to emerge. The new system allows registered users to comment on stories and share comments on social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook, and features a centralized profile page. This week, The Numbers Crunch delves into the subculture of online commenting, as well as the usual wrap-up of the news online….