Thousands of Bloggers Overwhelm New Media Web Site

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Thousands of part-time and full-time bloggers have swamped Scooop.net, a consumer-generated media site based on democratic voting principles and active participation of its members. Since the launch of the site (http://www.scooop.net), over 50,000 visitors have come to the site, posting hundreds of stories and news features. One thousand Scooop correspondents have registered to post news stories, making it one of the fastest growing sites of its kind.

You have to provide something that readers can't find anywhere else. In essence you are quite literally selling yourself. Good writing skills and unique content are essential things to have in a successful blog

Thousands of part-time and full-time bloggers have swamped Scooop.net, a consumer-generated media site based on democratic voting principles and active participation of its members. Since the launch of the site (http://www.scooop.net), over 50,000 visitors have come to the site, posting hundreds of stories and news features. One thousand Scooop correspondents have registered to post news stories, making it one of the fastest growing sites of its kind.

Bloggers are excited about Scooop.net because it gives them a national forum to gain exposure for stories that they publish on their web sites. A study performed by Pew Internet & American Life reports that 7% of the 120 million U.S. adults who use the Internet say they have created a blog or web-based diary. That represents approximately 8 million Americans. Twenty-seven percent of Internet users say they read blogs, totaling 32 million people.

Consumer-generated media is fast becoming a major source of news and information for average Americans, and sites like Scooop.net will only accelerate this trend. This is evidenced by the amount of visitors who have come to Scooop.net to read the news posts, many of which are blog related. “We knew we were going to attract interest from the blogging community,” says Bob Cefail, Chairman of InTouch Media Group, which launched Scooop.net, “but to have thousands of people hit our site each day this early was a surprise. It looks like we better get some more server capacity.”

The site is also experiencing a significant number of return visitors each week which indicates that Scooop.net is becoming a true destination site and news outlet. “We can’t believe how many times people are coming back to Scooop.net, over and over, to see how many times their stories are being voted on,” states Cefail enthusiastically. “We have caught lightening in a bottle for sure.”

The web site also validates traditional news outlets that are favored by the general public. Member correspondents of Scooop.net are encouraged to post web site links on Scooop.net which contain specific news items which are compelling. Some of the favorite traditional news sites include http://www.msnbc.com, http://www.foxnews.com, http://www.usatoday.com and http://www.drudgereport.com.

Since Scooop.net members vote on which stories should be promoted to the main pages of the site for more exposure, the quality if writing and story telling on many participating blogs is dramatically improving. “Some bloggers think that having a blog is all it takes and that people will just flock to their blog. That couldn't be further from the truth,” concludes Cefail. “You have to provide something that readers can't find anywhere else. In essence you are quite literally selling yourself. Good writing skills and unique content are essential things to have in a successful blog,”

For More information and media inquiries please contact:

Bob Cefail

Chairman, In Touch Media Group, Inc.

Tel: (727) 465 0925

About Scooop.net

This site is devoted to news and information provided solely by you, the readers. Scooop members are the ones who vote on and decide which stories will be placed on the headlines pages. There is no cost to use this site or to be a member. This form of media is revolutionary and one can now become part of Internet history in the making.

About In Touch Media Group

In Touch Media Group (ITOU.OB) is an online marketing and PR firm which specializes in generating website visitors, and customers for its business clients using a combination of effective systems, including search engine advertising, publicity, and other marketing services. The company employs online market research to dramatically increase the effectiveness of search engine advertising, targeted publicity, and strategically placed website advertising.

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