Thomas Crampton

Social Media in China and across Asia

New York Times

NY Times quotes my blog, but no linkback

May 18, 2009

NY Times quotes my blog, but no linkback

I want to say a big THANK YOU to the New York Times and then take my former employer to task for what may be a failure to understand the Internet. (Or just an editing oversight) The Thank You:First the thank you: You paid attention to a short post on my simple WordPress blog about

Jimmy Wales: NY Times Should Clarify About iht.com

May 12, 2009

Jimmy Wales: NY Times Should Clarify About iht.com

Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, describes the deletion of iht.com as a “boneheaded” move by The New York Times that will cost them traffic. Wales said that since the Wikipedia community picked up on my original blog posting, there has been a feverish debate within the Wikipedia community about what to do. There are

Reporter to NY Times Publisher: You Erased My Career

May 12, 2009

Reporter to NY Times Publisher: You Erased My Career

May 9, 2009 Dear Mr. Sulzberger, Hell hath no fury like a reporter deleted. I have a major personal and professional gripe against The New York Times and the International Herald Tribune. For more than a decade, as you know, I enjoyed a wonderful and globe-trotting career at both newspapers. I would recommend anyone to

Search Expert Danny Sullivan on IHT.com Deletion

May 10, 2009

Search Expert Danny Sullivan on IHT.com Deletion

Below is a compressed version of an exchange I had with Danny Sullivan, editor-in-chief of Search Engine Land about the implications of the NY Times deleting IHT.com and all links to it. Although slightly technical, this explanation would interest anyone as obsessed as me about what happened when the NY Times deleted iht.com and what

Wikipedia Grappling with Deletion of IHT.com

May 9, 2009

Wikipedia Grappling with Deletion of IHT.com

Alerted by my earlier posting about The New York Times deleting links to my (and all) IHT articles, the Wikipedia community has started grappling with the problem. This was an angle that had not occurred to me until now. The issue: Wikipedia – one of the highest traffic websites on the Internet – makes reference

Why Do Publishers Nuke Themselves Online? (An Opportunity!)

May 9, 2009

Why Do Publishers Nuke Themselves Online? (An Opportunity!)

Last night, my frustration about the casual deletion of the IHT archives and links to articles boiled over into an open letter to The New York Times publisher, Arthur O. Sulzberger Jr. No word from Mr. Sulzberger or the NY Times yet, but I have been heartened by postings of support from fellow bloggers and

Reverse outsourcing: Facing forced layoff at NY Times? Telecommute to Singapore!

Apr 17, 2008

Reverse outsourcing: Facing forced layoff at NY Times? Telecommute to Singapore!

In a case of reverse outsourcing, The Straits Times in Singapore has issued a recruiting appeal to copy editors facing layoffs at The New York Times. (Image credit: Page 1 of Straits Times April 17 website) The NY Times announced plans to reduce the newsroom staff by 100 jobs and this week warned staff that

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