- May 3, 2000
Newspapers Begin Hyperlinking
Many newspapers throughout the U.S. are planning on offering
readers hyperlinks, where a quick scan of a code in an article
can direct you to a specific Website. One of the first newspapers
to try this concept is the Post and Courier in Charleston,
South Carolina. On Monday, 100 readers with special code-reading
pens tested out the concept. As the test group read the newspaper,
they could wave the pen over a hyperlinked code, which instantly
loaded the site mentioned onto their computer. Besides articles,
the concept is expected to become popular with advertisers.
Dot-Coms May Be Ducking Ad
According to USA Today:
"There's a new threat stalking
the ad business: the deadbeat dot-com.
Internet start-ups that couldn't
or wouldn't pay their bills were more ''urban legend''
than reality last year, as Web clients pumped $3.1 billion
into the coffers of ad agencies and media companies.
But as the Internet bubble bursts,
stories of cyberspace clients allegedly not paying their
debts are starting to emerge. More horror stories are expected
as dot-coms with big advertising appetites but little cash
go belly up..."
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Free Online Magazine Opens
New Webmaster Techniques Magazine, a free online magazine
for Webmasters, has officially launched www.webmastertechniques.com for
Website owners, marketers, and Webmasters.
"We're pleased to offer
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Techniques Magazine and author of the Internet marketing
book, Web Marketing Applied. "Competition on the Web
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From the recently passed Child
Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to which companies
are trying to stiff Websites with affiliate changes, Webmaster
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"There are over 10 million
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