Numbers often stress more than any other indicator the successful or unsuccessful outcomes reached by any effort to share a thought, to create a debate, in a nutshell, to become a voice (not so much authoritative but however authoritative) in the scenario of a given community.
The power of numbers, anyway, does not imply any success as long as it is not accompanied by and grounded on the ability of providing for useful, virtuous, reliable contents.
In the course a recent debate, a member of the Italian Parliament declared: “when the power of numbers is not supported by the power of reason, it does not create law but instead it does violence to the law”.
The mission of Medialaws was therefore twofold: on one hand, we committed to providing authoritative opinions and comments, an information reliable and neutral from a political standpoint; on the other, we strove to attract an increasing number of visitors and contributors, being perfectly aware of the hard law of the Web.
Such a twofold mission was more difficult because we accepted to face with the challenge of internationalization and globalization: since nowadays this process is involving business, social relations and, most important, law we must take this approach. Otherwise, the Web itself (our space of life and a significant part of Medialaws’s subject matter), being itself affected by globalization, would have become our limit. Choosing the name Medialaw”S” was not casual. It was in a certain sense a forced choice. Also, it was a bet.
And we got it.
An increasing number of visits per month almost (5,000 on July, 30,000 total visits since December), more than 18,000 unique visitors, an increasing number of new visitors (61%), an increasing number of countries wherein Medialaws is visited (130 all over the world), more than 360 referring sites, an increasing number of contributions (more than 70,000 pages viewed so far) and contributors (scholars, operators and students), and a more and more open debate around the issues everyone of us take care of so much: these factors permitted Medialaws to grow and to become an authoritative voice.
What Medialaws did is plain for all to see.
But there is still much to do, and there are many other challenges to face with: we would like to strengthen our international point of view, offering most of the comments and analysis in English. We would then like to enforce our cooperation with some institutions and firms that helped and sustained our development. We would collect a list of the most interesting events taking place in and outside Europe regarding media law. And then, organize meetings, conferences and seminars.
As long as the power of numbers will sustain Medialaws, we will continue to think about how to get better.
Medialaws will now take a break for the summer. Comments and analyses will be back on September 5, whereas the most important news regarding media will be keep up to date everyday.
All the suggestions and proposals will be appreciated in the meantime, and we hope to get back with some interesting novelties for our visitors.
Thank you for everything.