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#16 John.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 16:36

Nice find. Glad we were one of the first. I love Newowin.


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Posted 05 October 2009 - 16:37

LOL @ "technology blog"

Cracks me up......


thats what I was wondering about :s

#18 Damien R.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 16:37

pretty awesome (Y)

#19 petrossa

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 16:37

Too bad. If the BBC starts linking you you loose all credibility as they did years ago as 'objective' reporters.


If you shrink BBC's leftwing propaganda to 1/1000 and paint it pretty pale blue holding a sign i am objective you still can see it's not.

#20 Pupik

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 16:43

thats what I was wondering about :s

What's there to wonder? Neowin writers blog about what other sites write about.
You find way too many of "According to...", or "X has reported" on the main page of Neowin.

#21 Shibby

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 16:50

woot, bit strange of the BBC to write it like that, normally they would put stuff like Microsoft have not released anything.
Ah well, I still love the bbc.

#22 vetThat Guy

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 16:51

What's there to wonder? Neowin writers blog about what other sites write about.
You find way too many of "According to...", or "X has reported" on the main page of Neowin.


We're a news site, not a blog. Just because we use sources other than ourselves for news posts (usually), that makes us no less of a news site.

#23 AdzzzUK

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 16:52

What's there to wonder? Neowin writers blog about what other sites write about.
You find way too many of "According to...", or "X has reported" on the main page of Neowin.


I don't believe that was the case in this instance, I believe it was a neowin member that alerted Tom (although I have no evidence to back that up apart from the "heads-up" for "Chris" in the article).

I think it's the latest form of spam, social compliance etc. If you get told that someone you talked to on MSN etc had blocked you - then what's the first thing you're going to do especially if you speak to 'em a lot, if you;'re a bit miffed? Sign up. And... oh, look, here's my username and password :/

I expect more attacks like this, if I'm honest. Hotmail is the first casualty. Although I bet it's Windows Live accounts, rather than just Hotmail (ie MSN and everything else).

I may be way off the mark, I've nothing to back this up on - just seems like the logical thing for an organised spammer / phishing organisation to do. Plus, that's what conmen do - you ever seen the Real Hustle??

Great news though, about time Neowin gets the recognition it deserves. Neobond, ya best get ready for the interview...

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#24 AdzzzUK

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 16:57

Sky is linking to here too... http://bit.ly/7xOOT.

Just a thought. Neowin is a technology NEWS site, not a blogging site... guess the Beeb and sky don't like the idea of there being other news sites?

As more people find out (bear in mind the west coast of the USA is getting to work now)... neowin is gonna be mega mega busy later...

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 17:02

Always nice to see some love-"linking", even though it's not a link.

#26 84Mark

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 17:02

Would be interesting to see traffic stats for today in comparison to a "normal" day.

#27 Pupik

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 17:03

We're a news site, not a blog. Just because we use sources other than ourselves for news posts (usually), that makes us no less of a news site.

Well, maybe it's something in the writing (or in some cases just rewriting) style then.
http://www.neowin.ne...woolworths-logo

AppleInsider has reported that the Cupertino-based company Apple...


http://www.neowin.ne...-trend-in-print

According to an article published on Advertising Age's website, publishers of magazines have become concerned that Apple's anticipated tablet computer...



#28 CaptainSlow

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 17:07

Just noticed the BBC article is one of the most popular read stories on the bbc right this minute, and is now featured on the BBC News home page.

It has also just made news on my local radio station lol (Real Radio North West).

#29 Zarpraz

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 17:09

Big deal.

#30 vetThat Guy

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 17:09

Well, maybe it's something in the writing (or in some cases just rewriting) style then.

We have to use other sources if we cannot provide one of our own, just as the BBC do. Hence "according to".

And we use multiple sources where possible, in regards to your "rewriting" point.