The more I think about the issue of redundant news coverage on the web, the more I’m both perplexed and fascinated. Read the following on Facebook’s announcement of Facebook Connect — seriously, read it all:
The more I think about the issue of redundant news coverage on the web, the more I’m both perplexed and fascinated. Read the following on Facebook’s announcement of Facebook Connect — seriously, read it all:
I’ve argued that a blog is just a content management system, which can be used to publish journalism or just about anything else. But as a practical matter, the conventions of blogging — e.g. fast publishing, conversational tone, expressing opinion, linking — mean that a blog in the hands of a journalist will not, and [...]
Let me begin with an open appeal to Akismet, provider of comment spam protection to Publishing 2.0 and many other blogs run on WordPress: Howard Owens is NOT spam
Every time Howard Owens leaves a comment on Publishing 2.0, it gets caught in the WordPress Akismet spam filter. Howard tells me this happens to him on [...]
Apple has settled a lawsuit with the popular Apple rumor blog Think Secret, which requires the blog to cease publication. This news, not surprisingly, has the blogosphere up in arms — certainly there is the appearance that Apple acted dictator-like in silencing a new voice of the Fourth Estate. As Mathew Ingram put it: [...]
On the face of it, the question of whether blogs can do journalism is absurd — like asking whether sites published on Vignette can do journalism. A blog, after all, is just a content management system — revolutionary because it made web-native publishing free and easy for anyone — but at the end of the [...]
It’s really stunning how the more things change the more they stay the same in media. Blogs, perhaps the archetypal new medium, are showcasing their feed subscriber numbers, which turn out to be potentially rife with garbage, just like magazine subscriber lists. What’s worse, just like the magazines that pile up unread in people’s homes, [...]
Every ranking system is at risk for gaming, and the TechMeme Leaderboard is no different, as Dave Winer points out regarding today’s pile on to Jason Calacanis Web 3.0 meme. (Ironically, Jason himself anticipated the problem when the Leaderboard debuted.) This was a problem before the Leaderboard, but providing a lasting reward to this behavior [...]
The Federal Election Commission reaffirmed a decision from March of last year that blogs are media entities and are therefore exempt from FEC oversight, like other media. The exemption applies to blogs that are not “owned or controlled by a political party, committee, or candidate.” But here’s the problem with that — since publishing a [...]
The New York Times has reportedly decided to abandon TimesSelect, its experiment with paid content on the web. This comes as no surprise since the pay wall was controversial, both internally and externally, from the beginning, but it’s even less surprising when you look at the fundamental economics of content in the digital media age [...]
It’s not surprising that someone finally unmasked the author of The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs AKA Fake Steve Jobs. It’s not really that surprising either that Fake Steve turned out to be an “old media” journalist who’s been fooling all the “new media” geeks. It’s not even that surprising that a journalist at an [...]
Chicago Tribune just relaunched its website with, of course, more blogs — A LOT more blogs — news, entertainment, sports, living, business travel, with multiple blogs in each category. It struck me that this is more than a “me too” step, as it was last year , when launching a blog was how traditional media [...]
Responding to the continuing uproar over the Federate Media Microsoft People Ready ad, Fred Wilson asserts that his blog is just him, i.e. it’s not a publication and therefore he doesn’t have to follow any rules:
What’s striking about the news that CBS has acquired the video blog Wallstrip (congratulations, Howard) is not that a content startup can get successfully acquired, but rather that CBS had to buy it rather than build it. Here’s how Fred Wilson describes the startup process that Howard Lindzon pursued for Wallstrip:
How foolish would someone sound in 2007 making a sweeping generalization about what people do with websites? Probably about as foolish as making sweeping generalizations about what people do with printing on paper — and as foolish as making sweeping generalizations about what people do with blogs.
A blog, after all, is just a content management [...]
By now we are all quite familiar with the upside of blogging — free, easy-to-use software and the powerful network effects of the web have enable thousands of people who might never have had a voice back in the days of scarce publishing resources to have their voices heard far and wide. But you rarely, [...]
When a controversy foments to the point where both sides are shouting at the top of their lungs and can’t even hear each other, the truth is typically somewhere between the two extremes. Such is the case it seems with search engine optimization, or SEO. Jason Calacanis thinks that SEO is bullshit and that 90% [...]
Chris Anderson highlights the tiny direct cash return that Guy Kawasaki earned on his first year of blogging: $3,350 at a CPM of $1.39. That’s a pitiful CPM by mass media standards — and it’s totally wrong. The way media has traditionally worked, the more “pure” the audience is, the more efficient it is [...]
PayPerPost finally caved under pressure from the FTC and every blogger with an ounce of ethics — they now require “some” form of disclosure, which can include a “site” disclosure, i.e. you can bury a link to your “disclosure” in your sidebar. I was a bit dismayed to see that some of those who have [...]
Can anyone think of a content business — meaning a company that produces original content — that has scaled dramatically in recent years? I can’t. Look at the businesses that have scaled — Google, MySpace, YouTube — all platforms for content, but not producers of content. Compare those to original content businesses like Weblogs, Inc., [...]
Mark Cuban posted an interesting theory about the YouTube/Google deal from an “anonymous author.” The self-described “experienced veteran in the digital media business” characterizes the theory like this:
Some of this is based on talks with people involved and some is speculation based on my experience working in the industry, negotiating settlements and battling in [...]
People don’t like to be deceived. When they think they are looking at noncommercial content, and you give them an ad instead, that’s deception. That’s why Wendy’s took flack for circulating ads on YouTube that were not clearly discernible as ads. And that’s why PayPerPost’s new disclosure policy generator won’t help bloggers avoid deceiving their [...]
The Sanctimonious-sphere is all up in arms because Nielsen BuzzMetrics asked attendees of their CGM summit this week not to blog. I attended the summit, and I respected their request not to blog — and I think the request was perfectly reasonable. Why? Because it wasn’t an open “conference” — it was a private client [...]
I was struck by this comment from a session on audience measurement at the Business Blog Summit (via conversationrater):
I donâ€™t care about how many page views or visitors I really get. I care about getting the right visitors, the influential visitors, or the potential customer visitors. How can I tell whoâ€™s who?
Duh! But this truism [...]
Isn’t there an odd contradiction in all the thinking about new media? Individuals are now empowered to create content, to publish and have a voice without going through the old corporate hierarchy. You can blog and be heard, all for free, without asking permission. But what about brands? The assumption that online advertising will finance [...]
Iâ€™ve been thinking a lot about media brands and whether they still matter in the new media landscape. The more I think about, the more it seems that brands are the only thing that still matters in media. Whatâ€™s changed is not the importance or the role of media brands, but rather what defines a [...]
Richard Edelman and Steve Rubel have final responded to the Wal-Mart flog incident with an appropriate mea culpa. They both insist that they could not respond to the storm of criticism sooner because they didn’t have all of the facts — and without all the facts, they couldn’t CONTROL the conversation. Both Richard and Steve [...]
On Wednesday, I’ll be blogging The New New Internet Conference on Web 2.0 for Business in lovely Tysons Corner, Virginia for two reasons.
First and foremost: relative to coverage of Web 2.0 in the consumer space, I’ve seen much less discussion of Web 2.0 applications for business — other than endless coverage of the emergent [...]
I noticed that Engadget has ascended to the top spot of the Tecnhorati Top 100. Scanning down the Top 20, I was struck by the dominance of Tech/Geek blogs and Political blogs.
1. Engadget — TECH/GEEK
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3. Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things – TECH/GEEK
4. Gizmodo, The Gadget Guide — TECH/GEEK
5. The [...]
A eulogy is a speech of praise, typically — although not necessarily — for the dead, which seems fitting for a post about the lingering charms and strengths of Old Media.
According to a recent survey, New Media still has a long way to go to earn the public’s trust, at least in the UK:
Respondents were [...]
A debate has erupted over the definition of blogs and the value of blog “influentials” as drivers of advertising CPM rates, which is so Old Media in the particulars it’s really quite astonishing. Scoble challenges Windows Live Spaces’ definition of a blog and then plants this lightening rod:
What does Microsoft do when it says Ã¢â‚¬Å“we [...]
There’s yet another (tiresome) dust-up in the blogosphere over the existence of an “A List” and its relationship to the “long tail” of 50 million+ bloggers — and whether it’s fair — courtesy of Nick Carr, everyone’s favorite lightnight rod. Here’s the filter I always use to make sense of this — technological advances (e.g. [...]
Steve Rubel complains about the “Underground Blosophere,” which is essentially bloggers emailing each other in search of links. Steve admits that this email practice is what helped get him where he is today, but then he brags about having “kicked this habit,” as if it were shameful.
Many of the comments on his post say this [...]
The Pew Internet & American Life Project released the results from a blogger survey today, which detailed the reasons why bloggers blog. The report focuses on some notion of storytelling vs. journalism (whatever), but what jumped out at me was that 7% of bloggers said that making money is a major reason why they blog. [...]
I’ve been critical of AdSense of late, but let’s give credit where credit is due — AdSense, i.e. a distributed, shared-revenue advertising platform, represents the new paradigm for monetizing content. That’s why I remain skeptical that MySpace, despite being the current center of gravity for social media and despite its current off-the-charts traffic growth, will [...]
Dell launched a blog and promptly got savaged by Jeff Jarvis and Steve Rubel for not immediately engaging the issues of poor customers service that have tied Dell to the whipping post of the blogosphere.
In theory, Jeff and Steve are right — although, with all due respect, they were just a wee bit sanctimonious [...]
Oh, the existential crisis (and real personal trauma) of it all — Amanda Congdon and Andrew Baron of the hugely popular Rocketboom videoblog have parted ways, which raises the question — who is Rocketboom?
Mike Arrington says, “Amanda was RocketBoom.”
Jason Calacanis says in an open letter to Amanda, “When you’re the talent you build brand [...]
Gawker’s Nick Denton has announced a restructuring, including a staff shake-up and the sale of two under-performing sites. Nick is a smart guy, and he’s clearly getting ready for the inevitable moment when the new media bubble begins to deflate — a “perversely countercyclical move” he calls it.
What I found most fascinating is the [...]
After my initial revulsion at http://www.payperpost.com, the new service that connects bloggers who want to shill with companies in need of shilling, I created an account to get a look at the terms of the offers. After some very bad PR, PayPerPost is not surprising PAYING bloggers to drum up some more PR — and, [...]
The phenomenon called blogging has now been starkly divided into the pre-PayPerPost era and the post-PayPerPost era. I’m referring to a new service that makes an explicit business model out of what up until now has been an implicit accusation, often leveled without cause. PayPerPost enables companies to pay bloggers to say nice things about [...]
There’s another Techmeme frenzy about a blogger’s departure from an institution, but Om Malik’s departure from Business 2.0 does represent an important macrotrend — individual talent as media brand.
Traditional media brands are built around institutions — The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, CNN. The blogging phenomenon has made it possible for [...]
So much for blogging as conversation, at least according to Seth Godin:
I think comments are terrific, and they are the key attraction for some blogs and some bloggers. Not for me, though. First, I feel compelled to clarify or to answer every objection or to point out every flaw in reasoning. Second, it takes way [...]
Much has been said already about the lawsuit against blogger Lance Dutson by ad agency Warren Kremer Paino Advertising, but here are some issues I haven’t seen addressed yet:
1. The lawsuit should be required reading for every blogger — seeing the substance of his blog posts cast in the legal terms of defamation, whether right [...]
Have you checked out the Technorati Top 100 (by unique links) lately? It’s starting to change in very interesting ways.
First, Dave Winer is gone. That’s right — Scripting News is no longer a top 100 blog.
So what knocked him off? Personal blogs by young Asian women, most of them on MSN Spaces:
So Digg has been accused of gaming its own system, censorship, and other “undemocratic” behavior — perhaps more evidence that 2.0 isn’t as 2.0 as the hype machines wants you to think it is.
Kevin Rose’s response is positively Bushian in his refusal to admit any possible wrongdoing.
But I was blown away by Jason Calacanis’ [...]
Can’t we lay to rest the endlessly inane debate about whether blogging can succeed as a business? (The latest miss-the-point round is between Jason Calacanis and Alan Meckler.)
Since everyone seems to be having so much trouble with this, let’s make it really simple:
- Blogging is just a form of publishing
- If you publish useful or [...]
Web 1.0 gave us “internet,” “HTML,” “email,” “hyperlink”, “online,” and, of course, “web.” Web 2.0 has given us “social media,” “citizen journalism,” “tagging,” “blog,” “podcast,” “Web 2.0″ (of course) — and the list goes on.
Web 2.0 is still in the wrangling over terminology phase — especially over Web 2.0 itself. Recently, there’s been some [...]
Now that Google has turned marketing into a quantifiable, profitable activity with measurable ROI, how is it that business blogging gets away with the same soft arguments that boosters of brand advertising typically use (and for which they have rightly been taken to task)?
The blogosphere is abuzz because Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, apparently mopped [...]
Apparently it’s easier for Robert Scoble to get naked than it is for corporations — that’s the word from OMMA Hollywood:
Consider the blog by golf equipment company TaylorMade-Adidas golf, which launched about 18 months ago. When bloggers want to mention a particular golf club, the legal department wants a symbol–an ‘R’ in a circle–to appear [...]
So Microsoft is going after IBM with a $500 million marketing campaign, which apparently doesn’t include a large role for blogs or other “hot” viral marketing tactics? Hmm, go figure:
The campaign began yesterday with eight-page advertisements in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and other newspapers. The $500 million to be spent [...]
I’ve been wrong to complain about too much media — just as Seth Godin is wrong to suggest that excessive blogging is cluttering the “blog commons.” Thanks, as always, to Umair for the beacon of light:
More to the point: should we see the new world of micromedia as a limited resource; a commons, like Hyde [...]
So Dave Winer wants to stop blogging, and Mike Arrington says, NO, you can’t, because Scripting News belongs to “us,” the readers. Mike is half right — Dave does “own” Scripting News, but the blog has become an institution, like any other Old Media company. Dave suggested that he should sell Scripting News to TechCrunch, [...]
So New Media is about conversation — but what is the point of conversation?
If it’s the never-ending blogger conversation about snarking, A-Listers, link baiting, traffic envy, ego bashing, etc. etc. then the point is to act like an algae bloom and block out the sun — witness tech.memeorandum today (it’s a Sunday).
But what about [...]
I’ve read A LOT about Web 2.0 — I haven’t seen so much Koolaid since I was at summer camp. And I’ve taken a stand that Web 2.0 is a long way from Media 2.0.
Kent Newsome has the latest antidote to Web 2.0 hype, invoking Monty Python’s Holy Grail to show that most Web 2.0 [...]
It’s official — advances in communications technology (email, cell phones, voicemail, telework, etc.) have made workers less productive. Rather than make our lives easier, technology is making our lives more complicated and more difficult. From a study by Day-Timers (via CNET):
Unlike a decade ago, U.S. workers are bombarded with e-mail, computer messages, cell phone calls, [...]
Leave it to a librarian to demonstrate that blog posts don’t have to be free-wheeling, loosely-structured, rambling opinion pieces with healthy doses of rant and snark, but can instead be structured, elegantly-organized, thoughtful and sober explanations of important topics. I discovered InfoTangle, a blog by Ellyssa Kroski, a reference librarian at Columbia University (also a [...]
Try searching for “blogs” on Dog Pile — it asks: “Did you mean: bogs?” Maybe it’s been a long day, but I thought that was too funny.
But not as funny as Scoble’s comments on Google’s Web Page Creator:
the Office Live team tells me that 45% of small businesses donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have a Web site at all.
Here’s what’s wrong with all the discussion about the future of blogging as a business — blogging is not a business!
Here’s the latest me-too analysis from The Chicago Tribune (which cites a recent Gallup poll on blog readership):
Even if blogging flops as a business and doesn’t attract more readership, many bloggers will still have [...]
As usual, the blogosphere’s response to a hot new feature is (largely) to gush. Technorati announced a new favorites feature, and everybody goes ga-ga, i.e. it’s “cool” so it must be good.
Sorry to play the skeptic, but I think it’s a big yawn. So now I can have my reading list on Technorati along with [...]
I’ve seen many bloggers criticize Old Media for reprinting press releases and otherwise uncritically passing along corporate propaganda. But the TechCrunch PR feeding frenzy on tech.memeorandum today was truly a sight to behold. (My goodness, Gabe, is Memeorandum a meme-tracker or a PR tracker?) The title of Dan Farber’s post, TechCrunch leads Silicon Valley Web [...]
Michael Arrington declares that BlogBurst Can Save Big (print) Media. To suggest that the lack of blog content is all that ails Old Media is deeply naive. Old Media needs to follow bloggers into the new content creation frontier, but that in itself will NOT solve the problem of business models.
I will give BlogBurst [...]
Blogs don’t matter. Web 2.0 doesn’t matter. Old Media doesn’t matter, and neither does New Media. So what does matter? — talent, insight, and, most of all, ideas. George Will makes this point elegantly:
The more journalism I read and do, the more convinced I am not merely that ideas have consequences, but that only ideas [...]
Here’s a confession — before I started blogging, I never read blogs. These days, it seems I read little else, but it took becoming a blogger to make me a blog reader. Is it possible that bloggers are the only people who read blogs?
According to a recent Gallup poll, blog readership was either flat or [...]
The blogger A-list continues to view the notion of “gatekeepers” defensively, as if it were an accusation (or “whining“) — Seth Finkelstein does a fantastic job of debunking the notion that there are no gatekeepers, using the romantic myth of new frontiers.
In response to Seth’s post, mine, and a few others — Doc Searls writes [...]
The backlash and naming calling over Scoble’s declaration that bloggers who run AdSense are “employees of Google,” is understandable (it was a stupid thing to say), but this is an age-old issue in media — how do media companies avoid appearing that they’re “in the pocket” of advertisers?
Concerns that advertisers — who keep the [...]
The demise of Publishing 2.0 was predicted early on — I’m still chugging along, but Phil’s point here is spot on — starting to blog is easy but blogging successfully over the long term is really, really hard. Which makes me wonder about the future of consumer-created media, especially in light of a fascinating analysis [...]
Bloggers are great at channeling outrage, but when it comes to their own affairs — or pet topics — they are uniquely defensive (I include myself in this critique). I’ve been trying to sort through the FON “scandal,” and the efforts to defend the bloggers involved has lead to some rather tortured explanations. Take [...]
From Karl Martino at Philly Future — corporations see blogs as media they can manipulate. If it happened to Karl, it can happen to any of us. Please blog about this and show your support:
Here goes a strike against grassroots (efforts without $6million dollar backer) civil journalism sitesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.
Without naming any namesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦.
A user on our site [...]
The citizen journalism movement is shaking Old Media journalism out of its complacency, but is it realistic to believe that citizen media can and should replace institutional media? I remain deeply skeptical.
Jeff Jarvis is out in force again today, smacking the “dinosaurs” of Old Media for not understanding the power of the people. As usual, [...]
There is a bubble in the tech industry, but it has nothing to do with the behavior of venture capital, as so many people are discussing. There’s a bubble because the tech industry is trying to be the new media industry, and very few people in the tech industry understand what’s really happening to the [...]
The reactions to Dan Gilmor’s open letter on Bayosphere have fallen into two camps — lessons on start-ups and lessons on the dynamics of citizen journalism.
These perspectives, while important, miss the critical question in middle — who will fund citizen journalism, or any journalism, for that matter? As Justin Fox puts it in his [...]
Will media become a commodity? Google and the search marketing industry that grew up around it think so. Creators of Web 2.0 content applications like Digg and Reddit think so. Today, we learn that eBay also thinks so — MediaPost reports that they pitched an electronic trading system for buying and selling media. And who [...]
The conventional wisdom is that traditional advertising is wounded and dying at the feet of innovators like Google AdSense and Word of Mouth Marketing. The NYTimes continues its role as a media and technology hype machine today with its coverage of the Word-of-Mouth Marketing Association meeting:
Speakers with titles like “marketing medic” or “manager of influencer [...]
The quality of analytic thinking in the blogosphere is too often marred by sloppy reasoning, lack of cogency, groupthink, unreasoned orthodoxy, and just plain laziness. I’m no master of analytic precision myself, but it’s something I care about and something I wish the blogosphere would care more about.
In fact, I think the poor quality of [...]
Who decides what’s worthy of your attention — a Web 2.0 application, a newspaper columnist, a talk show host, an editorial staff, an influential blogger, a community of thousands, a community of millions?
(UPDATE: Oy vey, this post is NOT about getting links, although it’s completely my fault that it’s been misread that way. [...]
There may or may not be a Web 2.0 crash coming, as Steve Rubel has predicted, but there’s certainly blood in the water, with Yahoo’s earnings miss, Gather.com’s bad reviews, the demise of SearchFox, and the gathering buzz about an impending crash. Steve thinks a key factor is that “online advertising isn’t growing as [...]
Despite all the buzz about the intersection of Buzzmetrics, Intelliseek, and VNU/Nielsen, I haven’t found anybody looking at it through the lens of Old Media, who knows what it’s like to have their market under the thumb of the dominant research provider, i.e. Nielsen.
The blogosphere is understandably excited that they’re finally going to get [...]
I came across Stowe Boyd’s new indepdent blog, /Message, and his plea for help in working his way up from zero on the Technorati food chain. Still near the bottom of the curve myself, I feel Stowe’s pain. Since I’ve been the beneficiary of much blogosphere goodwill in getting links to Publishing 2.0, I thought [...]
Simon Dumenco’s Ad Age Column, A Blogger Is Just A Writer With A Cooler Name, misses a crucial distinction between blogging and writing — it’s technology that enables the conversation. Steve Rubel almost makes this observation by linking throughout his response to the column, but he doesn’t draw it out explicitly. Steve is absolutely right [...]
The problem with the current debate over Old Media vs. New Media is that most people see it in binary terms — either Old Media dies and the web becomes a completely open marketplace of commoditized content (as Jeff Jarvis and countless others have argued), or consumers rebel and cling to the structures of Old [...]
Instead of fearing and/or chasing after New Media, perhaps Old Media should seize the opportunity to organize the chaos that still defines the New Media universe.
Drawing on my complaint about the overabundance of media, Lloyd Shepherd took the thinking a quantum leap forward in his post, Kicking against overabundance?:
Take podcasting. I find it acutely difficult [...]
Until recently, a principal business objective of publishing was to amass an audience that advertisers would pay to reach. A good publishing business plan clearly defined the audience and how advertisers would value the audience.
Bloggers are so enamored with their ability to publish without going through the gatekeepers of Old Media. But they could learn [...]
There is so much wrong with the blogger view that the monoliths of old media will be brought down and consumers will bask in the glory of infinite media choice — discussing, creating, tagging, rating (meta-ing) each other’s content in one big solipsistic frenzy. Everyone can create media. Everyone controls their own media. Everyone is [...]
I just picked up a pile of magazines and newspapers from my mail folder and dumped them into the ever-growing pile in my office — I’ve had it. I’m canceling all of my print subscriptions.
Thanks to the RSS feeds from a select group of blogs on media (see the list at the bottom [...]
Taking “old media” to task for trying too hard and lamely to look like they have the dynamism and growth-oriented business models of “new media,” Diane Mermigas at Hollywood Reporter coins the term “new media religion” to describe the jump-on-the-bandwagon phenomenon. (She doesn’t waste any breath on the poor companies who don’t even realize there’s [...]
Ah, the irony. Ana Marie Cox, AKA Wonkette, will no longer be blogging for Wonkette . So that’s the end of Wonkette? You’d think.
But no. It turns out a blog can exist without the blogger. The Wall Street Journal’s new blog(!) revealed that Wonkette will continue to be published — by a Wonk (sort [...]
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Marco.org | Jan 13, 2011
Scott Karp says: Android is too complicated for the masses. So was RSS readers and blogging. Winners: Apple and Facebook
Quote: The entire Android device market seems to be made specifically for gadget blogs and early adopters.
Mashable | Dec 21, 2010
Scott Karp says: Says Huffington Post CTO Paul Berry: “All website design is informed by tablet design now"
Quote: And, depending on how well NewsGlide performs, HuffingtonPost.com may soon come to resemble the app as well, Berry claims. “All website design is informed by tablet design now,” Berry observes, citing the new Twitter as a landmark example of what Mashable’s Christina Warren has dubbed the “iPadification of the web.”
MediaPost | Dec 14, 2010
Scott Karp says: Publish2 was disrupting the dominant news service long before it became trendy.
Quote: This isn't the first news service to threaten the AP's traditional dominance in wire service reporting. In May, a social network for journalists, Publish2, launched a new online news exchange service that allows publishers to create customized content-sharing networks of varying size, whose members agree to syndicate Web content for each other's use. At launch, the Publish2 News Exchange included newswires created by TechCrunch, Engadget, Politics Daily, Daily Finance, AOL Small Business and the Huffington Post Investigative Fund.
Nieman Journalism Lab | Nov 16, 2010
Lauren Michell Rabaino says: Google News experiments with metatags to give credit where credit is due. "Karma-via-code" as @megangarber says:
Quote: Google News is asking publishers to use the new tags under the broad logic that “credit where credit is due” will benefit everyone: users, publishers, and Google.
Digidave | Nov 15, 2010
Lauren Michell Rabaino says: Video interviews from #ONA10 with Smart People by @digidave
Robert Young says: power of print brands
Quote: print brands created during the 20th century are special. They reached a level of national awareness and cohesion that I don't think will be equalled
Business Insider | Nov 13, 2010
Scott Karp says: Great iPad user survey by @businessinsider. Nearly half use iPad for at least 2 hours a day.
Quote: Most people say they are using the iPad MORE now than when they first got it. So perhaps it's not just a novel toy that people will throw away once they get bored.