November 21, 2005
sad PS3 online resources
I feel sad.
This morning, I made a little tour between many Hi-Tech informative resources all around the web.
I’m not going to mention them, but there are big names involved in it.
Almost 75-80% of PS3 articles, published over time, are IDENTICAL.
Ok, let’s make the point of the situation: EVERYONE, included me, must take PS3 news from bigger websites (IGN, Gamespot, Joistiq etc.) having direct contacts with major gaming companies. There is no alternative solution. I do it as well, I check bigger online magazines, I take out the news and I rewrite them, with personal impressions and references. I try to select accurately the best (and only the best & breaking) news, to create communication with my 800+ daily readers, to make my bLog less formal and “purely informative”, to discuss (as it’s happening in the xbox vs ps3 price contest) . To be, at least, friendly.
But I counted over 15-20 ps3 websites / blogs COPYING and PASTING those “breaking” news, in some case without even reporting the source. They just play on different search engine keywords, so people will read their website instead of another, to read identical things.
Now, this is not a new phenomenon, it always happened with newspapers (actually sucking news from wikinews – blah), tv news, etc… but to create a blog talking about playstation 3 and only pasting things written by others on it is insane. Why are you creating a website if there is another with the same contents? You are tricky.
The sad thing is that with a small amount of keywords play, and 15-30 minutes / day of copy/paste work, you can obtain loads of visitors (=$$$).
But, in my opinion (hey.. it’s just me), this is just stealing.
Ok, take news from your sources, but try to write something of your own (something more than “it looks interesting”).
Or burn away your stupid blog and build a Playstation 3 forum / community, if you can launch it.
Let’s work together for the sake of internet information, not only on its divulgation.
And You, my lonely user, stop relying so much on search engines and make a better use of your Browser’s “favourites” folder.