Friday, April 29, 2005


Cuban Webs gain Visibility in Internet

For Cubans, the most popular search motor in the world-wide web has come to be Google, although most of the e-mail accounts are found in Yahoo!.
To get the most out of their connection to Internet, journalists are catching up with the latest news on the web. Victor A. Fernandez, webmaster of Transtur, company of rent-a-car and taxi services, said that key words like Cuba in Google register 37.8 million entries daily in 2005, compared to 10 million last year.
In a lecture given as part of a course on Digital Journalism at the International Institute of Journalism "Jose Marti" in Havana, Fernandez said that searches under Cuba-Habana registered 1.830 million visits, while Cuba-Press had 156.8 million and Cuba-Prensa 9.7 million.
Among the most visited sites by those who searched Cuba were Lami, a Texas directory of links to Cuba-related websites, cubaweb, cubatravel and down in the list some Cuban media.
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