The Sun Set & Blog Matters

Sun Archives Inaccessible?

While the Bermuda Sun closed down some months ago now, up until a few days ago it was still possible to access their online stories.  However, now when one tries to go to a Bda Sun link one just gets a picture of a setting sun.

I get it, it’s poetic.  However, I am disappointed that it seems the Sun’s online archive is no longer available.  There were some key stories in the Sun which the RG simply refused to run, and now without access to them, well, if you’ll excuse the phrase, it sort of whitewashes a good chunk of our recent politics and history.

Maybe there’s still a way to access these articles, I don’t know.

On Blogs

Despite a blog explosion earlier this year, I don’t think there’s really been any net change to the blogs really.

The explicitly pro-OBA blog The Soapbox only ever posted four articles and has been dormant since September – I’m not confident of it being very active, if at all, going forward.

Vexed Bermoothes, a relative veteran of Bermudian political blogging pretty much went dormant earlier this year, and as of a few days ago ceased to exist.  One just gets a ‘this webpage is not available’ message now.  Which, like the Sun’s archives, is disappointing.

21 Square went dormant a while ago, and due to technical problems was inaccessible for a period of time – and lost some of its archives too.  I’m hopeful it will resume a degree of activity going forward though.

Politics.bm remains up, but has been dormant since March, 2013.

New Onion was dormant for almost exactly a year, but has posted a flurry of articles in September – nothing since however.

Beachlime remains active, as does Bermuda Blue, and, to a more sporadic degree so does Bermuda Independent.

There is a new blog however, which I’ve been meaning to link to, Thirty-Four, by Kristin White, which has been quite active and an interesting read.

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5 thoughts on “The Sun Set & Blog Matters

  1. Good points. I seriously hope the archive migrates over to the RG, tho their web is frustratingly slow and frustrating. As for the blogs – I imagine it is hard to keep going, but more would be great, especially as the there are now less media on the island

  2. The RG, also owns emoo, they have a monopoly & don’t care if their service is slow and frustrating, as all the other monopolies ripping this island: Belco, Cablevision. BTC,etc.

  3. @ Sal
    Those might be rip-off monopolies to some extent but they’re nowhere near as bad as that always overlooked monopoly of ‘the banks/lawfirms/landowners-landlords who are responsible for screwing the bulk of wages out of hardworking and honest tenants and non land owners for many decades now with their massively overinflated demands for the rents on their properties. .
    And they’re still nowhere near what they realistically should be ,even after the worst depression in living memory. They’d rather leave their places vacant than sign a lease for reasonable and fair rent fearing that just maybe there’ll be an uptick in real estate value and they’ll miss out on making an extra few xxx’s thousands of $s a year .
    That’s THE rip-off of capitol proportions .

  4. Of course the RG cares, different market. Belco and Cablevision still make tons of profits and can afford to have subpar service. RG doesn’t have that luxury and have to fight for advertising dollars the same way as other media outlets.

    I don’t know the fate of the Bda Sun archives, it may be good for people to try to retrieve from cache any pertinent articles if possible (maybe the Wayback machine can retrieve anything else), lord knows I myself have a bunch of now-broken links on my own blog.

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