News update Telecoms and ICT in Africa – Issue No 99 on 1 March 2002

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SURVIVING AS A CONTENT-BASED WEB SITE - MEDIA.TOOLBOX KEEPS LEAN AND VIRTUAL

1 March 2002

These have been tough days for anyone interested in producing quality content on the web in Africa. With the end of the dot.com boom, there has been a steady trickle of content web site owners pulling down the shutters and calling it a day. Content has not generated cash. With only a few high-profile exceptions, no one - neither users nor advertisers - seem to want to pay for it. Nonetheless there are those who have worked out a way of surviving and thriving by keeping their operations lean and virtual and/or making them an adjunct to some other activity.…