Will the editorial process be replaced by readers? Its an interesting concept, that CNET briefly touches upon: “With regard to both facts and style, many blogs are largely self-checking due to sizable reader bases that can comment on posts at will.”
Steve Rubel explores what “widgets” are and how “they will drive the adoption of RSS without the user needing to know what the heck a feed is.”
Amy Gahran looks at how “authority” is measured in terms of blogs. She takes apart Technorati’s metric for determining blog influence: inbound links – or in English – popularity. Among her conclusions: “The truth is, influence depends entirely upon the audiences each blog reaches. Sometimes those audiences or communities are very small in terms of… Continue reading How to Measure Blogs Authority
Steve Outing goes where newspapers hope others will travel: their websites. How’s this for an opening paragraph: “…most newspaper executives understand the gravity of their situation, as the outlook for continued growth in the core business is dim, and decline is in the cards no matter what they do to improve or revamp the print… Continue reading Moving Newspapers Online, Amid a Downward Spiral
Verizon announced a deal with YouTube to access select videos over your phone, for a $15 monthly fee. This “walled garden” approach has many up in arms, and screaming that this is taking a step backwards for leveraging social media and in a fair business model for creators and distributors. From Fred Wilson: “This deal… Continue reading Mobile Video Content Missing the Point
PaidContent points us to a presentation from a BearStearns analysis on the value of aggregation and user generation media. The 5 key findings from the presentation: Demand for video is likely to increase due to more choice and convenience. Niche and user generated content will find an audience because everybody’s tastes diverge from the mainstream… Continue reading The Value of Aggregation and User-generated Media
Michael Arrington is writing about how much the web is stealing television’s marketshare. What I found interesting as I read this is that the large media companies seem to be focusing on the technology, not the behavior of their audience. YouTube is not the solution. Offering high quality content to people in a way that… Continue reading Reshaping Media: Behavior, Not Tools
Mark Potts asks “What would you do if you ran a newspaper?,” and comes up with 10 items. Again and again as this question is asked online, the same answers are coming up. Is it the echo chamber of the web, or have newspapers been doing the same thing for so long, that they are… Continue reading 10 Ways to Fix Newspapers
The Wall Street Journal reports on journalists jumping ship for Web ventures: “Two prominent Washington Post political reporters are leaving the newspaper to join a new Web-focused venture, underscoring how new media is stealing talent from some of the most venerable brands in journalism.” Why did they do it? “They were intrigued by our idea… Continue reading Who Needs Big Media? Not These Journalists.
Huge E. Martin gives us the scoop from American Business Media’s Top Management Meeting in Chicago. Posted are current and future revenue from digital at several B2B media companies.