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The decline of BBC News online

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dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Josh posted:
Who on earth refers to the BBC News Twitter feed as BBC News (UK)?


Errr, the BBC does. The @BBCNews Twitter account is titled "BBC News (UK)".
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Night Thoughts London London
Cando posted:
A BBC rising star says





How the BBC headlines its stuff on Twitter, a third-party service, isn't really any evidence of any collapse in standards at all. (The headline on the actual story is different.)

Seems a strange thing for Shappi Korshandi to have a pop at, but a lot of intelligent people seem stuck in Twitter's U-bend right now, unfortunately. Better to focus on what the BBC does on the BBC.
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gottago London London
My Money might have overtaken BBC Trending as my least favourite BBC News online feature. Total garbage, wholly uninteresting, utterly irrelevant to anything news related.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49971120
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Jonny Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
My Money might have overtaken BBC Trending as my least favourite BBC News online feature. Total garbage, wholly uninteresting, utterly irrelevant to anything news related.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49971120

The best one was a diary of a young professional with an unusually low average spend per day - except for the day their car needed an MOT and repairs which completely skewed the total average weekly spend.

The conclusion was "I think I would have had an alright week without the MOT and repairs".

Truly enlightening.
Last edited by Jonny on 17 October 2019 2:18pm
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Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Jonny posted:
My Money might have overtaken BBC Trending as my least favourite BBC News online feature. Total garbage, wholly uninteresting, utterly irrelevant to anything news related.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49971120

The best one was a diary of a young professional with an unusually low average spend per day - except for the day their car needed an MOT and repairs which completely skewed the total average weekly spend.

The conclusion was "I think I would have had an alright week without the MOT and repairs".

Truly enlightening.


"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen [pounds] nineteen [shillings] and six [pence], result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."
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TIGHazard Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Not sure if this should be 'websites' or 'media & tech' but

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50150981

Quote:


BBC News launches 'dark web' Tor mirror

The BBC has made its international news website available via the Tor network, in a bid to thwart censorship attempts.

The Tor browser is privacy-focused software used to access the dark web.

The browser can obscure who is using it and what data is being accessed, which can help people avoid government surveillance and censorship.

Countries including China, Iran and Vietnam are among those who have tried to block access to the BBC News website or programmes.

Instead of visiting bbc.co.uk/news or bbc.com/news, users of the Tor browser can visit the new bbcnewsv2vjtpsuy.onion web address. Clicking this web address will not work in a regular web browser.

The dark web copy of the BBC News website will be the international edition, as seen from outside the UK.

It will include foreign language services such as BBC Arabic, BBC Persian and BBC Russian.

But UK-only content and services such as BBC iPlayer will not be accessible, due to broadcast rights.

While the Tor browser can be used to access the regular version of the BBC News website, using the .onion site has additional benefits.

"Onion services take load off scarce exit nodes, preserve end-to-end encryption [and] the self-authenticating domain name resists spoofing," explained Prof Steven Murdoch, a cyber-security expert from University College London.

In a statement, the BBC said: "The BBC World Service's news content is now available on the Tor network to audiences who live in countries where BBC News is being blocked or restricted. This is in line with the BBC World Service mission to provide trusted news around the world."

27 days later

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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
This is currently the most read "story" on BBC News Online, a "thank you for signing up to election notifications" message

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50465391

Shouldn't they have disabled this from counting towards the most read stories?
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Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
This is currently the most read "story" on BBC News Online, a "thank you for signing up to election notifications" message

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2019-50465391

Shouldn't they have disabled this from counting towards the most read stories?


I've seen this effect a lot on other websites, its obviously a quirk of the software
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JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
It's because the url is the same as that used for normal articles, they seem to be using election-2019- then a eight digit number on all the election related articles.

26 days later

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JamesWorldNews Central World News
Editorial Head of BBC News Online (Nick Sutton) is moving across to Sky News Digital.
@JamesWorldNews | #StayHomeSaveLives
NT
Night Thoughts London London
Editorial Head of BBC News Online (Nick Sutton) is moving across to Sky News Digital.


The man who invented the #tomorrowsnewstoday front page tweets back in 2011, and seemed to get the job on the website off the back of that. Oversaw the decline lamented in this thread...
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radiolistener
You’ll find the bbc happy giving away it’s services for free to the world whilst the British licence fee payer has to stump up money for Bobby Sue in Detroit to enjoy it.

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