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Old 09-02-2014, 02:41 PM   #16
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There's articles sometimes but not really any news.

I don't really expect any news from U2.com though I mean they ain't going to report on every rumour are they, their only going to report official news and let's face it there hasn't been anything official from the band

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An official website isn't a gossip/speculation/ rumour site, it deals with proper news not crap.
agreed!

but I also think the site is a reflection of their PR strategy. I think they'll start posting (also tweeting, facebooking, etc) with more frequency, leading into a new album release, even if they're not saying anything about the album.

Last fall/winter, they were posting 2+ times a week and not everything was about Ordinary Love/Invisible.

I think if we're due for a Fall release, we'll see an increase in fan engagement (and thus, U2.com articles) very shortly.

Matt McGee agrees with me..
https://twitter.com/mattmcgee/status/506568959412281344

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Now that we're through Labor Day, I'd expect the U2 news/activity to start picking up very soon.
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agreed!

but I also think the site is a reflection of their PR strategy. I think they'll start posting (also tweeting, facebooking, etc) with more frequency, leading into a new album release, even if they're not saying anything about the album.

Last fall/winter, they were posting 2+ times a week and not everything was about Ordinary Love/Invisible.

I think if we're due for a Fall release, we'll see an increase in fan engagement (and thus, U2.com articles) very shortly.

Matt McGee agrees with me..
https://twitter.com/mattmcgee/status/506568959412281344
I've been thinking the same thing. We'll see.
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Old 09-03-2014, 01:08 AM   #18
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Have been a U2.com member since the beginning, and have never used it for "fan engagement" purposes. The band really doesn't even seem involved at all in the site.
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Very Cool Analysis Reg

Being a numbers guy I always like to see things presented in this fashion. But this speaks volumes as to the possibility the window that was opened in earlier this year has slammed shut.
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I thought some of the videos, though rare, of Brian Eno and of Adam driving in his car and the band playing/rehearsing were cool.
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U2.com arent going to report on speculation or rumours are they? They would be posting news every 5 minutes.

Lets face it speculation is all its been for years now
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Old 09-05-2014, 08:40 AM   #22
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I thought some of the videos, though rare, of Brian Eno and of Adam driving in his car and the band playing/rehearsing were cool.
I agree! those were a nice touch...

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U2.com arent going to report on speculation or rumours are they? They would be posting news every 5 minutes.
they've never reported on speculation, no. But (and I dont think I made this clear in the original post) they clearly post more stories at times when they band is promoting something. The stories dont always have to do with new songs/ new album, they are simply cranking out more of 'em. content for content's sake. I think it's safe to say they know there's attention on the band, so they post more to engage people who come to the site. it's kind of a no brainer, I suppose. it'd just be nice if they kept this up more reguarily, to engage fans.

because in down times, or just before official announcements, they 're painfully silent; they post next to nothing. Only one story last month! wtf? REM's official site actually had more posts this summer than U2's. we can only guess why, but it's been a long time assumption in the fan community that the band go into stealth mode immediately prior to a new release. my fabulous chart () might even support this claim, as March 2014, and August 2014 were dead periods on the official site.
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serious question: anyone a u2.com member? do they post stories that dont show up as news on the non-member site? I know some articles bring me to the member sign-up page, so I'm assuming no...
Yup.

Keep it only for tickets and the occasional special offer.

It's really not that expensive so it doesn't bother me that much that more isn't offered.

Pearl Jam certainly gives a whole lot more bang for the buck with their 10 Club, that's for sure.
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Pearl Jam certainly gives a whole lot more bang for the buck with their 10 Club, that's for sure.
for less $$ too...
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for less $$ too...
Well, yea...

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But the bitching on the Ten Club site is even more ferocious than here.
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But the bitching on the Ten Club site is even more ferocious than here.
everyone will always complain about something.
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they updated with a story about Glen Campbell so I had to follow suit

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