47News, the regional newspaper aggregation site December 25, 2006Posted by fukumimi in Internet, Japan, Media.
47News, a new news portal which aggregates content from 52 local and regional newspapers from around Japan and national news from Kyodo News, launched on Christmas Eve. The company behind the site is Press Net Japan, which includes 47 of the newspapers as shareholders.
So typical of Japanese old school firms to take an opportunity to make a real change and just let it go begging.
Speaking of no RSS, the Japanese media seem to be slow in picking up on that, none of the big newspapers (Nikkei, Yomiuri, Asahi, Sankei, Mainichi) have RSS feeds on their sites. (Kyodo News does – though it isn’t a model of user friendly RSS implementation, and iza, the Sankei group’s social media portal does too, as does MSN-Mainichi albeit not separated out into news catagories apart from MDN which is the English language portion of the site which is given its own feed)