Sunday, 30 January 2011
The BBC purchased h2g2 10 years ago, about the time that I joined. I was interested in events then just as I am now. Moves were in hand to modernise the site but with todays Government cuts the BBC are looking to dispose of h2g2 . If a buyer is not found it is hoped that the BBC will at least retain the site for access only. A lot of people have put a lot of work into the site on a purely voluntary basis.
What would have happened if 10 years ago the BBC had realised that in h2g2 they had a web site that emodied Blogging and Tweeting with a bit of FaceBook all rolled into one. A web site with an active and thriving online community. A snowflake searching to become part of a blizzard. They failed to recognise the full potential, stripping the features of the DNA community web site engine and spreading it to individual message boards. Never the twain shall meet.
It's all there at the old site :- http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/home
Better still read the post :- http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/thepost
In the meantime
If it's a dolphin you want a dolphin you can have courtesy of the BBC.
Members of h2g2 are called 'researchers' and we have one researcher who has created over 200 entries.
Visit her space :- http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/brunel/U128652
A look at sites powered by DNA the BBC website engine that they stripped out of h2g2 and it is clear that the BBC's reason for disposing of h2g2 is something more than Cost Cutting.
Look at sites :- http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A785315
A consortium is working towards taking over h2g2 if a buyer can't he found
Don't Panic :- http://h2g2c2.co.uk/
Guide Entry below taken from the original h2g2 site where there are thousands of entries.
It was created shortly after the BBC first took over.
Posted by Ancient Brit at 06:42