(Or the Case of the Missing Desire)
Unfortunately, I have not had time to properly devote to this blog and will take a hiatus until a later date. If I do receive any news from Aruba that is significant, I will post it here.
From the very beginning it has been difficult to get current news out of Aruba in the English language and software translators have a very difficult time with Papiamento. The native language of Aruba is a blend of many that came together over many, many years. Software translators choke on it, because it has so many nuances unique to the island. A cutting edge online publication is seriously considering the addition of an English language version of their publication.
Personally, I know little about the philosophies of the ownership, but I do know that I would like to be able to read news out of Aruba as it happens. Presently, most of us not familiar with Papiamento are totally reliant upon others to provide translations, or summaries of current news articles. So, I am going to do a little advertising for 24ora in hopes that others will let them know there is a sizable interest in an English version of the news source. Sending an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and requesting the English version will go a long way to convince the owners that there is a real interest in such. Registering with their site will also ensure action will be taken. (www.24ora.com)
Give it some thought!
Taken directly from their web site:
24 Ora.com is part of the Infinity Media Aruba Group. Infinity Media Aruba was established in December of 2006 and is currently offering marketing/ communication and event consultation for third parties on a freelance basis. 24 ora.com is the first in house project of Infinity Media Aruba.
24 Ora is an information revolution that engages people through a truly interactive experience that combines the best of traditional media with innovative new technology. We endeavor to create a richer, more participatory news and information experience for users in Aruba and the world.
24 Ora focuses in providing its users with local news, international news and lifestyle news 24 hours a day. This in an objective, small and easy to read format while audio & video is added to selected news items. Users have the opportunity to comment on each item and view fellow users' comments.
24ora.com will be leader as an online news provider providing objective local, international and lifestyle news for its user’s personal development
A great part of the local & international population is interested in being informed about current news in the world and in their own local environment. For 24ora.com it is important to provide short to read objective news to its users within a short time-frame of the news its occurrence. Also it is important for 24ora.com to provide its advertising customers with a high quality advertisement campaign to reach their company goal.
The creator of 24 ora achieved his degree in Commercial Marketing and Communication at the Landstede College in the Netherlands. During his studies in the Netherlands and practicals in Florida, U.S.A he gained the fundamental tools and expertise in creating complete online marketing campaigns and mastering internet automation technology. He has worked with and for major search engines as Google, Yahoo & MSN. Today he is responsible for General Strategy, Marketing Campaigns, Public Relations & Quality Assurance.
The creator explains:
"Out of the time that consumers pay attention to medias in general, they are spending most of that time online. Just imagine all the employees who work in offices that are connected to the internet, outside workers that come home after work and go online. Infinity Media Aruba wants to serve this new generation of information seekers in the best possible way. The strategy that we follow is to offer an as wide as possible line of information to our users."
© copyright Infinity Media Aruba 2007
Thanks go out to the staff at 24 Ora for providing an English translation of the Kalpoe story. I hope we see more news stories written in English soon!
"...to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction..."
Thursday, May 10, 2007
(Or the Case of the Missing Desire)
Posted by EasyWriter at 9:46 AM