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Notes from Underground: They're not saying Boo, they're saying Booo-urns

By Not a media coward Darren Atwater | Sunday 6 August 2017


The story of our week has been our turmoil with generic file hosting PLC, Audioboom. It's a sad fall for them. Created in 2013 as Audioboo, the service was intended as a resource for journalists (and musicians) to create audio clips as easiily as taking a picture. Founder Mark Rock talks about how instrumental Audioboo was during the Arab Spring uprisings here.
A founder ouster here, a change in raison d'être there, and suddenly the services isn't about journalism or high mindedness anything, but a services that delivers inoffensive pablum wrapped in a pre-and-post roll audio ads.
You can still listen to Bearcasts on Audioboom for the rest of the month but there won't be anymore new ones on there. (Audioboom's decision, not ours.) Luckily, Tom is still on sick leave and hasn't done a new one lately, forcing me to hack together some sort of replacement. But watch this space. The cowardice of this media outlet is not unique. If we are going to continue speaking out, going after the bad guys and calling out wrong'uns we have to go it totally alone. Changes are afoot. Watch this space.
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The first non-Tom Winnifrith article is Asiamet is well placed to benefit from future copper shortages by Gary Newman at  #13, the first non-Tom story to miss the leaderboard since Tom went on sick leave months ago. On that matter he had some good news on Friday as you can see HERE

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In the past seven days, 54,866 unique readers read 81,523 pages on ShareProphets. The circulation of the Investors Chronicle is c30,000. Shares is less than half of that. To our critics who think we do not count, we say think again.

Our top 10 most-read stories this week were:

  1. Tom Winnifrith Bearcast special for Roger Lawson, ShareSoc and Barbara Streisand
  2. Matt Earl, The Dark Destroyer says Purplebricks denial does not wash
  3. Did you lose money on the Paragon Diamonds wipeout? Time to get it back from Nomad Northland
  4. An article since removed as per Tom's agreement with Roger Lawson HERE
  5. Highland Natural Resources: Company Meet & This is why you should all be with PrimaryBid
  6. Cenkos on Echo Energy - the most damning & funny broker comment in history?
  7. FairPoint to go bust, three lessons to learn and a classic outburst from the UK's top share blogger 
  8. Table of shorted AIM shares - week to 28/07/2017
  9. Blur fires its founder & CEO Phil Letts, 18 days after sacking his ghastly Mrs - but where are the shareholders' Mansions?
  10. Pantheon Resources - why does anyone believe a word it says? Why have directors not been fired?

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