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Is The Local committing suicide?

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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 22.Nov.2017, 07:25 PM
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Joined: 21.Dec.2006

"Have you ever thought that The Local may be selling it to them."

If they did, that proves that Thelocal is in demand as a source of credible Swedish news...
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Uncle Fred
post 22.Nov.2017, 08:59 PM
Post #32
Joined: 16.Apr.2008

QUOTE (Gamla Hälsingebock @ 22.Nov.2017, 07:25 PM) *
"Have you ever thought that The Local may be selling it to them.". If they did, that proves that Thelocal is in demand as a source of credible Swedish news...

"Fake news" Google has so much tax payers money they buy any rubbish, the chances are the local is pushing itself onto google as it is the only form of English media about Sweden
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 22.Nov.2017, 09:17 PM
Post #33
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Yes!!! That is the point, it is the only(???)publication in English about Swedish news...

No competition...

Wondering what impact, this will have here...
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intrepidfox
post 22.Nov.2017, 10:44 PM
Post #34
Location: Gothenburg
Joined: 18.Jul.2012

There is NO swedish news on TL. It is rubbish.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 23.Nov.2017, 01:48 AM
Post #35
Joined: 21.Dec.2006

Did you read posts 16&23???

In the old days this forum was a "clique" and posters would likely keep in touch, but probably not too long...

Todays forum is adversarial to the max, mostly all posts become "flamers", no contact there at all...

But TheLocal lives through it's news, no matter what it is called here and will survive as a pay to read entity...

It's unique and is a source outsiders consider worthy...

P/S: If you are such a hot shot hacker, why not PM me with my info???
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Gjeebes
post 23.Nov.2017, 06:34 AM
Post #36
Joined: 20.Feb.2012

"you cant make money from offering non swedes, Swedish news in English."

That's because outside of Sweden, very few people are interested in what goes on in Sweden, aside from watching its virtue-signalling program crash and burn, or looking for a laugh at its branded "pseudo-socialist" failures.

Before I came to Sweden, I never thought of it whatsoever, never heard anything about it, and had zero interest in anything offered.

And when I leave, for me personally, it will be like it never existed. : )
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Svedallas
post 23.Nov.2017, 09:21 AM
Post #37
Joined: 21.Apr.2016

QUOTE (Gjeebes @ 23.Nov.2017, 06:34 AM) *
"you cant make money from offering non swedes, Swedish news in English."That's because outside of Sweden, very few people are interested in what goes on in Swede ... (show full quote)


Incorrect.
Do you know how many real media stories actually quote TL? plenty.

I cannot count how many times, a newspaper from UK or US quotes "from the local".
It is almost embarrassing, knowingly that it a "news" source that really should not be taken seriously...

But radio Sweden stepped up with their news. And has been getting more coverage of late.
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Gjeebes
post 23.Nov.2017, 09:34 AM
Post #38
Joined: 20.Feb.2012

"Do you know how many real media stories actually quote TL? plenty."

Again, like old Gamla, it is a moronic take. Printing some fodder about what's happening in Sweden, is NO warranty any one person bothers reading it. And by what page count will you find such gems of the literary world? Definitely not the front, or first 10, that's certain, unless tyou are talking about Breitfart or the Daily Fail.

It just does not correlate. And what % of Meatballian content is there? 0.001%? Hardly anyone outside of Meatballia, is buying their news source, hoping to see some boredom report from the "goodest" country.

Trust me. Most people have no idea what "Sweden" is all about. Nor could they care less.
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wondering_again
post 23.Nov.2017, 12:34 PM
Post #39
Joined: 12.Feb.2014

The Times finds 2m new registered readers but says 'no more than 10' global news brands can support a paying audience

http://www.thedrum.com/opinion/2017/11/23/...news-brands-can
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 23.Nov.2017, 04:16 PM
Post #40
Joined: 21.Dec.2006

Todays Google News features 19 stories about Sweden, 9 of them are from TheLocal...

Again it seem that TheLocal is the "go to" source for Swedish news in English...

Yesterday it was 8 out of 20...Hey, they are getting better!!!
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Uncle Fred
post 23.Nov.2017, 05:32 PM
Post #41
Joined: 16.Apr.2008

QUOTE (Gamla Hälsingebock @ 23.Nov.2017, 04:16 PM) *
Todays Google News features 19 stories about Sweden, 9 of them are from TheLocal...Again it seem that TheLocal is the "go to" source for Swedish news in English...Ye ... (show full quote)

Maybe even google doesn't trust google translate.
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Svedallas
post 23.Nov.2017, 05:32 PM
Post #42
Joined: 21.Apr.2016

QUOTE (Gamla Hälsingebock @ 23.Nov.2017, 04:16 PM) *
Todays Google News features 19 stories about Sweden, 9 of them are from TheLocal...Again it seem that TheLocal is the "go to" source for Swedish news in English...Ye ... (show full quote)


The only reason is because TL has no competition...
Who would be bothered to really to cover Swedish news. It is not always that interesting.

3/5 of the top articles are on the weather.
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Uncle Fred
post 23.Nov.2017, 05:37 PM
Post #43
Joined: 16.Apr.2008

QUOTE (Gamla Hälsingebock @ 23.Nov.2017, 04:16 PM) *
Todays Google News features 19 stories about Sweden, 9 of them are from TheLocal...Again it seem that TheLocal is the "go to" source for Swedish news in English...Ye ... (show full quote)

From what you are saying google is a better source of Swedish news than the Local. 19 articles opposed to 9.
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Gjeebes
post 23.Nov.2017, 05:57 PM
Post #44
Joined: 20.Feb.2012

What Gamla shit stain fails to mention, is that these are some of the titles you can find on google news:

"Sweden's 'Christmas gift of the year' is an electric bike" and "Sweden cancels Santa world cup."

Zero substance, just like the Meatballs like it.
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Gamla Hälsingebock
post 23.Nov.2017, 06:10 PM
Post #45
Joined: 21.Dec.2006

No argument there, but TheLocal is by far the most used because all the others have only one story posted...

Of course TheLocal has the upper hand because it is published in English and there is no(???)other competition as I stated before...

TheLocal has a unique niche audience...
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