The autumn of 2008, about 80 percent of Russian Internet media at least once fully copied someone else's news. Such verbatim reprints for several years now account for twenty percent of all news. This is stated in the study mediasfery Runet held by Yandex and cover the period from September 2008 to January 2009.
Only eight percent of messages contain links to other sources, and expert commentary in the form of direct or indirect speech is available in 14 percent of news. Most of the time of the newsmakers quoted Dmitry Medvedev (17,767 citations) and Vladimir Putin (11,646 citations).
Over a quarter of all the news in autumn 2008 had on the economic message. More than 20 percent of the messages contain the word "crisis". At the news of which was written more than 20 media, accounted for only five percent of the total volume of messages.
The average consists of 210 new words collected in the 13-14 proposals, with the long title of 7-8 words. According to the researchers, analyzing the RSS-flows 2200 Internet publications, the average online media publishes 16 news on weekdays and 4 on the news at weekends. In the week in RuNet is over 36 thousand newsgroups, and on weekends - 9 thousand.