Problogging in Israel : The Globe case study for a successful Hebrew blog
It's been a while since then, but it's well worth the mention. Microsoft Israel hosted Yuval Dror of the Globe to talk about how his blog turned into Israeli's most popular (self-hosted?) Hebrew blog. With 1100+ RSS readers and thousands of daily pageviews, I don't think there are many that come close. Having long long discussions about whether problogging is possible in the small Israeli blogosphere, this blog shows that things are possible, if you've got the right touch. It's not monetized so it's not about money or direct rewards, but it does show that devoted and passionate blogging promotes the people writing the blog and what they write about, even if they chose to ignore it or laugh at it. More than being about blogging, or problogging, the Globe is a successful social Israeli experiment, showing what I believe is in the core of the Israeli culture.
So, following are the videos of the long 1 hour talk given about the blog :
The problogging discussion is important. Here's a bit more about the problogging discussion in Israel:
- DakarS. Dakar take 2. More from Dakar.
- Elad in Blogli. More from Elad.
- Lior in Blogli. More from Lior.
- Effi Fuks in Blogli.
- Anacdotes. More from Anacdotes.
- Internet Zone.
- The Globe.
- Gadi Shimshon.
- Hanan Cohen.
- Cold Fusion.
- Kesef Net.
- Little/Small things.
- Tai Kaish.