TV needs link-love, too

TV needs link-love, too

: I’ve been doing these MSNBC Connected blog reports for a few weeks now and I’ve noticed something interesting happening: Folks who get mentioned are mentioning it on their blogs… but only if they have something to link to. Trey Jackson, Crooks & Liars, and Ian Schwartz put up the video or I put up links and then people have something to link to and they do, giving this new show the publicity it wants. The moral to the story: TV needs permalinks, too. TV news operations should be putting up every story — not show, story — with text and links so they can join in the conversation.

  • von

    TV news operations should be putting up every story — not show, story — with text and links so they can join in the conversation.
    That is very true. News shows (especially my local news) always say things like: If you would like to find out more about this, visit our website @ blah.com. BUT when you get to the site, it’s always too hard to find what you are looking for.

  • http://www.drudgeblog.com/ Lance

    Totally agree. I have an interest in weird/odd news stories, and there are so many little local weird stories that happen but you can’t find them online.

  • http://cbcbcbcb.blogspot.com Carpe Bonum

    Amen!
    We now see a smattering of MSM-blogosphere integration in your segment on Connected and the blog segment on Inside Politics. But we need much more.
    I’m watching a lot more MSM now that they cover bloggers. Isn’t that strange!
    /cb

  • http://ari.typepad.com Steve Rhodes

    Not only should MSNBC post stories with permalinks, but they should offer them in formats besides WMV. It would be nice if this happened before they drop the MS.
    And in the case of segments like yours, there should be links to all the blogs mentioned (links to the posts woul be even better so people might be able to track down what you’re talking about in a decade or whenever someone watches it).