Saturday, August 26, 2006

Two provincial governmental web sites

SD119Shandong Fireview (Shandong, China)
Fire Bureau of Shandong Province
http://www.119.sd.cn/

NSWFBNSW Fire Brigades (New South Wales, Australia)
Australia's leading fire and rescue service
http://www.fire.nsw.gov.au/

What's the key difference? It's not a language, technology or design issue. Purpose! They have different audiences and purposes.

As far as I know, in China, main audience of governmental sites is actually the officials themselves. The sites are chiefly for propagating their political achievements, not for serving the public though they all declare to do so.

Audience and purpose determine content and style.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

你的意思是他们的最大区别是"人本位"还是"官本位"ba?
我觉得这样比较是不公平的.
前者无钱无人无编,据说最近连草创这个网站的站长和技术总监也失踪了,
我认为不关掉就算很幸运了

Anonymous said...

所谓"蜀犬吠日 吴牛喘月", 不过如此.

韩愈《与韦中立论师道书》:蜀中山高雾重,见日时少;每至日出,则群犬疑而吠之也。

《太平御览.风俗通》:吴牛望见月则喘,使之苦于日,见月怖喘矣.

bbao said...

横批:枉费心机…… 啊!

即使杯影蛇弓,用犬牛相对,岂不是含沙射影,另有所图?殊不知欲盖弥彰?

bbao said...

两个细节

我注意到尽管省领导视察的旧闻已经是四月份的了,但依然高居首页头条。这显然是经过技术处理的结果。技术要服务于网站的根本目的:吹!

而八月份聊城火灾的报道,则排在同日其它无聊的新闻之后;尽管如此,其“醉翁之意”并不在“火”,而在于所谓“‘两个能力’彰显成效”。

这两个细节很好地反映了国内政府网站存在的意义。

显然,正如我在正文里所说,受众和目的决定内容和形式。看来,这个网站的前站长和技术总监也是因为疲于应付此类无聊事务而无以施展宏图才悄然离去的……呵呵。

Anonymous said...

未必.
可能是个人能力问题, 也可能是不合时宜使然吧.

版主不要对犬牛太敏感,
在俺看来,
这两种动物都比人敬业能吃苦,
据说有种牛吃的是草,吐出来的和挤出来的
都是牛奶.

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