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Topic # 193596 16-Mar-2016 13:39
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Is it my imagination, or do others also think there is an increasing divergence between Stuff's "news" and what gets published in hard copy? The tone of hard copy articles appears much more serious, while stuff items seem to have degenerated to the point of click-bait. I see they have now introduced "Promoted Storeis" which are definitely in the click-bait category.

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  Reply # 1514482 16-Mar-2016 13:46
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Stuff = fluff   smile





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  Reply # 1514484 16-Mar-2016 13:48
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Absolutely. I saw one discussing example of click bait from a NZ online paper, which had 'last photos before people died' and one was of the balloon accident in Carterton. I was appalled by that, but I suspect nothing can really be done as it is a third party overseas based website. Those photos shouldn't be used in that way to simply generate clicks, and I doubt they are paying the families the revenue the photo generated.

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  Reply # 1514489 16-Mar-2016 13:56
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Stuff (and nzherald.co.nz) have both gone down the "news.com.au" path of being full of clickbait, cut and paste "health and lifestyle" articles, - mostly from fairfax in Oz,

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1514490 16-Mar-2016 13:58
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I think Stuff is a bot that generates articles from individual tweets on Twitter.

 

 


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  Reply # 1514495 16-Mar-2016 14:08
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lurker:

 

I think Stuff is a bot that generates articles from individual tweets on Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I think that would be an improvement on what stuff really is.


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  Reply # 1514498 16-Mar-2016 14:16
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wellygary:

Stuff (and nzherald.co.nz) have both gone down the "news.com.au" path of being full of clickbait, cut and paste "health and lifestyle" articles, - mostly from fairfax in Oz,


 


 



So it's not just me that feels that nzherald.co.nz is becoming more like a celebrity tabloid and moving away from the serious Wednesday and Saturday morning newspaper read.

Also, I'm feeling like the headlines don't reflect the article content, and instead are slanted in a negative way to sensationalise things.

I'm glad someone in GZ pointed me to radionz.co.nz


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  Reply # 1514538 16-Mar-2016 14:36
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The paper version of the NZ Herald has sunk to new lows, but the online version is even worse.  Definitely different content.

 

I just read stuff for all the funny comments from stupid people (or students as most of them are).


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  Reply # 1514543 16-Mar-2016 14:45
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I dont understand why only some stuff articles have a comments option. Why cant they all have.
Its almost like the editor knows a topic will be controversial and they want to censor discussions by stopping it.

 

 

 

I still prefer the hard copy of the DomPost. Its a pity stuff doesnt mirror it.
In a fantasy world - i'd like a table made from a touch sensitive Tv screen where you could open and size content boxes of the hard copy Dom post.
Would be easier than fighting with my wife for table space to spread the paper out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1514547 16-Mar-2016 14:53
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D1023319:

 

I still prefer the hard copy of the DomPost. Its a pity stuff doesnt mirror it.
In a fantasy world - i'd like a table made from a touch sensitive Tv screen where you could open and size content boxes of the hard copy Dom post.
Would be easier than fighting with my wife for table space to spread the paper out.

 

Its call the Digital edition,

 

It works rather well on a tablet, but its a subscription product,

 

http://fairfaxmedia.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1514548 16-Mar-2016 15:02
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D1023319:

 

I dont understand why only some stuff articles have a comments option. Why cant they all have.
Its almost like the editor knows a topic will be controversial and they want to censor discussions by stopping it.

 

 

 

I still prefer the hard copy of the DomPost. Its a pity stuff doesnt mirror it.
In a fantasy world - i'd like a table made from a touch sensitive Tv screen where you could open and size content boxes of the hard copy Dom post.
Would be easier than fighting with my wife for table space to spread the paper out.

 

 

 

 

You mean one of these?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRU3NemA95k

 

 


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  Reply # 1514553 16-Mar-2016 15:07
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wellygary:

 

D1023319:

 

I still prefer the hard copy of the DomPost. Its a pity stuff doesnt mirror it.
In a fantasy world - i'd like a table made from a touch sensitive Tv screen where you could open and size content boxes of the hard copy Dom post.
Would be easier than fighting with my wife for table space to spread the paper out.

 

Its call the Digital edition,

 

It works rather well on a tablet, but its a subscription product,

 

http://fairfaxmedia.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or you can access it via PressDisplay - it's free from most public libraries, Wellington's is here: http://www.wcl.govt.nz/mygateway/newspapers.html


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  Reply # 1514562 16-Mar-2016 15:20
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Paparangi:  <snip>   Or you can access it via PressDisplay - it's free from most public libraries, Wellington's is here: http://www.wcl.govt.nz/mygateway/newspapers.html 

 


see also: Computing & Technology Databases at: http://www.wcl.govt.nz/mygateway/computers.html





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  Reply # 1514572 16-Mar-2016 15:40
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wellygary:

D1023319:


I still prefer the hard copy of the DomPost. Its a pity stuff doesnt mirror it.
In a fantasy world - i'd like a table made from a touch sensitive Tv screen where you could open and size content boxes of the hard copy Dom post.
Would be easier than fighting with my wife for table space to spread the paper out.


Its call the Digital edition,


It works rather well on a tablet, but its a subscription product,


http://fairfaxmedia.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx


 


 


Well that's the first time I even knew that existed. We are a hardcopy subscriber at home, so I'm about to register.

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  Reply # 1514573 16-Mar-2016 15:44
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I read through Stuff occasionally, but pick and choose from headlines in the World, National, Technology and Sport sections. For a while now I have made it a rule to ignore all the links at the top of the page, as they're as likely to be about who got sent home on last night's edition of My First Kitchen Bachelor's Got Talent With The Stars or the latest dumb thing done/said/worn by a Kardashian/Jenner/West as be an actual news story.

 

But comparing Stuff to the hardcopy news, I find whatever I read on Stuff today will be in the DomPost tomorrow, or the next day.


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  Reply # 1514579 16-Mar-2016 16:05
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wellygary:

 

D1023319:

 

I still prefer the hard copy of the DomPost. Its a pity stuff doesnt mirror it.
In a fantasy world - i'd like a table made from a touch sensitive Tv screen where you could open and size content boxes of the hard copy Dom post.
Would be easier than fighting with my wife for table space to spread the paper out.

 

Its call the Digital edition,

 

It works rather well on a tablet, but its a subscription product,

 

http://fairfaxmedia.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

 

 

 

 

 

 

I didnt know about that - I assume its covered by my hard copy subscription so I'll give it a go.

 

 


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