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October 8th, 2007

24-Hour News Cycle (R.I.P)

I got suckered recently (a subject for another post) into a cheesemo teleseminar on media trends. In it, one of the brilliant speakers proclaimed with confidence that the world’s media still operate within a 24-hour news cycle. Heh? What world is that? It ain’t mine jack….in mine, the news cycle takes 90 seconds:+1 second to hit publish

+2 seconds for a blog to refresh

+3 seconds for feed readers to update

+4 seconds to email, link, tag, rank, or rate a blog post

+5 seconds for readers to form an opinion and/or leave a comment

+1 minute for Technorati to register a server ping, crawl and index a blog post

+8 seconds for alerts, watchlists and saved searches to propagate

+4 seconds for a blog post to plateau, amplify or disappear

+2 seconds for this cycle to repeat from the beginning

+1 second to realize the world’s changing… 

About the Author
Mike Manuel is the GM of Voce Connect, the social media marketing and web development arm of Voce Communications. In between managing this team and overseeing Voce's digital programs, he'll post a thought or two on mike-manuel.com and via @mmanuel on Twitter.

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