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Link to Independent blogs shrinks

I thought for a few moments this morning that The Independent had put its blogs out of their misery. But no. While the big link has gone there is still a small text link towards the bottom of the third column.

There is nothing new to report there. The latest post is still the one on comedy from December 21 which was added to on January 14. I am really beginning to feel sorry for this bemused blogger who has responded to the latest comment suggesting some updates with this: “I feel that some of these comments seem to be about the blogs in general and I will pass them on.”

At least that proves that the author of one of the blogs is looking at them, but is anyone else at the Indy?

Later: Curiosity took me to Gadgetcast, (the link is next to blogs) the Independent’s first video version of their gadget podcast and produced “in association with Vodaphone”. It is worth watching for journalist David Pehen explaining the Nabaztag computer “rabbit”, a wireless broadband device which tells you when you have new emails and how your shares are doing. It waggles its ears too.

I suppose they had to have something to keep the ads for phones apart. All in all it looks like the out-takes from a Price-Drop TV audition. It is billed as the the Indy’s first gadgetcast. Will it be the last, dispatched to join the disappeared Sony technology blog?

Seriously, I would like to know what is going on at the Independent. They seem to be intent on damaging their own brand.


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