Thursday, February 18, 2010

Metro Doomed

What is this? Our new Melbourne train company is doomed?

I was reading The Age online and noticed the headline Metro Doomed then another headline,
Fixers twisted Metro files.

This does not bode well for our new train company.

Of course they were both New South Wales stories from The Sydney Morning Herald referring to their Metro, or the lack of its progress. I read the Fixers one yesterday. I glanced through Metro Doomed and returned to The Age home page but why were these stories showing on The Age website where the head lines could be very misleading?

No matter where I clicked, I could not make The Age site republish the top five NSW stories. And then down the bottom where the other Fairfax online publications are spread across screen under each paper's banner was 'Top five NSW stories'.

In the time I have written the above, all is back as it should be at the bottom of the page. Is the office boy fiddling with the internet linotype machine?

3 comments:

  1. "...why were these stories showing on The Age website where the head lines could be very misleading?"

    Er...where do you want to start?

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  2. The Age and SMH have a habit of slyly pushing you over to the other site now and then. It frequently happens with finance and tech stories that aren't location specific.

    Presumably it's to boost their "local user" numbers to advertisers...

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  3. Ever trustfull of the media Brian.

    Yep Jeb, I can see how that would work.

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