Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Auschwitz, 70 years on

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Former LRA commander appears before ICC

Read more

WEB NEWS

'Snowmageddon 2015': Web users brace for massive snow storm

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

In Nazi death camps, 'I asked myself where God was all the time'

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Far-left and far-right celebrate Syriza's victory

Read more

FOCUS

Auschwitz, the symbol of industrial-scale extermination

Read more

ENCORE!

The voices of Auschwitz in music, film and literature

Read more

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Sir Martin Sorrell: Brexit referendum would be ‘very damaging for UK economy’

Read more

WEB NEWS

Facebook cracks down on viral hoaxes

Read more

News seen on the web and about the web. From Monday to Friday at 8.20 am Paris time.

WEB NEWS

WEB NEWS

Latest update : 2012-05-16

France: presidential website evolves as Hollande is sworn in

France’s presidential website evolves as Hollande is sworn in. The sites providing an insider’s view of the 2012 Cannes Film festival. And marathon runners in the Philippines are having to watch out for zombies…

France: presidential website evolves as Hollande is sworn in

When François Hollande was sworn in as president of France on Tuesday, the presidential website Elysee.fr started to take on an entirely different look. Most of the old content has been removed and archived on a separate site, and photos of the new head of state and his partner Valérie Trierweiler have replaced those of their predecessors.

Once the new president was elected, his communication team started transforming the former socialist candidate’s campaign site into the presidential transition website.

This is the second power handover for Elysée.fr which was launched in 1997 under the presidency of Jacques Chirac, and was basically an institutional communication platform. Its interface changed radically after Nicolas Sarkozy’s election and was modeled on his 2007 campaign site. The president’s photo was initially omnipresent, but given less focus with the latest version launched in April 2010, which was inspired by the White House website.

In addition to the presidential website, François Hollande’s teams have also taken over the presidential accounts on social networks and other multimedia sharing sites. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Dailymotion, tens of thousands of web users are following information and updates on the French president via these platforms. The accounts are currently running in tandem with those used by François Hollande during his campaign.


The 2012 Cannes Film Festival online

The 2012 Cannes Film Festival runs from the 16th to 27th May and will be receiving a great deal of online coverage. In addition to the official site and the Twitter thread devoted to the film festival, web users will be able to consult a number of other sites and blogs, to follow all the latest from the Croisette throughout the festival period.

On the site "In the mood for Cannes" Sandra Mézière will be sharing her vision of the festival. A script writer and film industry professional, she has been attending the Cannes Film Festival for the past 18 years. She will be blogging from inside the event, sharing her reviews of films, as well as describing the atmosphere and the gala evenings.

Another site providing an insider view of the festival: « Cannes en live », run by four film buffs. They will be posting photos and videos from the various festival venues throughout the fortnight, along with information on what’s happening on the sidelines, and the unique events taking place across Cannes.

The Cannes Film festival is synonymous with glitz and glamour so the “Blog de Cannes” will be focusing on all the not to be missed parties, and the places to go and be seen throughout the festival period. The site will also be giving a great deal of coverage to all the stars and starlets making the news over the two week festival.

And finally the blog “Madame à Cannes” is for fashionistas and followers of fashion. Set up in partnership with French daily the Figaro, it will be providing all the latest gossip along with who’s wearing what from the celebrity world : a light hearted site which will also have a lot of video content.

 

Pastpages.org: the news homepage archive

All over the world, libraries are meticulously archiving newspapers, but what happens to news websites? Ben Walsh is a journalist at the "Los Angeles Times" and has created a program that saves, hour upon hour, welcome pages from dozens of news site. The images are then published on the “Pastpages.org” blog which web users can consult freely.

 

Now trending on social networks

Ryan Kennedy is from Clarkson in the US; he’s 9 years old and has been fighting brain cancer for the past five years. He’s approaching his tenth birthday and has decided to stop his treatments to make the most of the time he has left. When a group of students from his home town heard about him, they decided to tell his story. Relayed online by celebrities like Britney Spears or Kim Karshadian, it has sparked an outpouring of sympathy which according to the local press has been of great support to Ryan and his family.

 

Video of the day

People taking part in a marathon in Manila in the Philippines got a bit of a fright recently, not only did they have 42 kilometers to run, they also had to avoid being caught by… zombies! An interesting way of getting exercise which will be soon be repeated in other cities across the country.

By Electron Libre

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2015-01-27 USA

'Snowmageddon 2015': Web users brace for massive snow storm

In this edition: Americans brace themselves for a massive snow storm along the east coast; El Salvador pardons a woman serving thirty years on abortion charges; and a ski...

Read more

2015-01-26 Facebook

Facebook cracks down on viral hoaxes

In this edition: Facebook is cracking down on viral hoaxes; the movie "American Sniper" sparks controversy; and YouTube regular Devin Supertramp shares his best shots of 2014.

Read more

2015-01-26 Venezuela

Hashtag battle over Venezuelan president's address to nation

In this edition: supporters and critics of the Venezuelan president enter into hashtag battle; anger in Turkey over a recent court ruling; and the latest offering from the team...

Read more

2015-01-22 Charlie Hebdo

The explosion of #Jesuis campaigns

In this edition: the #JeSuisCharlie hashtag has inspired activists the world over; Canadian students tell their government they will not work for free; and downhill urban...

Read more

2015-01-21 Argentina

Argentina: Web users react to death of Alberto Nisman

In this edition: web users in Argentina react to the death of Alberto Nisman; controversy over Zimbabwe's plans to sell elephants to global buyers; and a military helicopter...

Read more