BbcblogsnetworkLast November I wrote a post in response to the question "what’s the point of tv and radio blogs?" – a question which, I think, is fundamental for understanding why the BBC has been getting into blogging and how we’re measuring the success of those efforts.

This week I’m writing an update to that post about the BBC Blogs Network for the new BBC Internet Editors Blog. My current outline looks like this:

  • background information about the bbc’s blogs
  • some general usage statistics
  • things we measure and our success criteria
  • an outline of technical challenges we’ve been faced with
  • what I’d like to see us doing more of in the coming year

What else do you want to know about the BBC’s Blogs?

Cybersoc by Robin Hamman
With over 13 years of professional experience in the digital and social media industry, and a client portfolio that includes some of the World's most recognisable brands and organisations, I've built a reputation internationally as a leading practitioner in the industry.

1 Comment:


  • By Charlie / 08 Nov 2007 /

    What is the editorial process behind BBC blogs?
    Is the editorial process different to other articles?
    How much editing goes on?
    Do bloggers have quotas or limits?

About Robin Hamman

My website predates Google by three years and I am somewhat nostalgic when I think about the command line entries I had to learn to control my 300 baud modem. For me, the internet, like the peer-to-peer dial-up BBSs that proceeded it, has always been social. We just lost sight of that for a decade or so when most people thought it was all about "internet shopping malls", inexpensive flights and cheap books. In internet years, I've been here a very long time so you'll have to forgive me if I repeat myself from time to time.

With 14 years of professional experience in the digital and social media industry, and a client portfolio that includes some of the World's most recognisable brands and organisations, I've built a reputation internationally as a leading practitioner in the industry.

In January 2014, I joined Fleishman Hillard as Director of Social Business for EMEA. Previously, I've held a variety of roles including Managing Director of Dachis Group Europe, Director of Digital at Edelman, Head of Social Media at Headshift, Acting Editor of the BBC Blogs and Executive Producer at ITV.

I hold a BA in Education, MA in Sociology, MPhil in Communication Studies and a PgDip in Law. I've also been a Non-Residential Fellow at Stanford University Law School and a Visiting Fellow of Journalism at City University, London.

Why cybersoc.com? In 1995, I tried to register, for the purposes of researching "ordinary users", the username Cybersociologist on AOL. They truncated my name and I stuck with it....

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