New York magazine has a 6,000 word piece on Time magazine: past, present and future. It is an eery tale of one brand’s journey from old media titan wading the waters of the online world.
Fred Wilson posits that all software should be social: “I can barely use software that doesn’t have other people in it. I want profiles and faces and connections. I want to see what others are doing with the software. I want to connect and be connected… a huge social net that’s made up of millions… Continue reading Social Software: Always Collaborating
Jeremiah Owyang muses on his experience at a recent journalism meet-up at Stanford: “I was blogging in real time, and some guests found that it was interesting that we were publishing in real time, while some of them were working on issues for their July publications. I was also asked about the editorial process and… Continue reading Investigative Journalism vs. Blogging
Barry Parr, an analyst for JupiterResearch, notes how social media can drive an audience to traditional media: “Bill Grueskin of WSJ.com shared an interesting anecdote about how Digg made a two-year-old column one of the most-read stories on a particular day. Interestingly, WSJ.com is getting tremendous lift from promoting their videos to bloggers. We’re all… Continue reading Social Media the Key to Traditional Media’s Future
Social networks are becoming more an more integrated into tools that we use every day. Cisco Systems is buying social network Tribe.net, likely to integrate the Tribe technology into Cisco’s network and service solutions for large companies. “Netscape co-creator Marc Andreessen, say that social networks will soon be as ubiquitous as regular Web sites. They… Continue reading The Integration of Social Networks
USA Today has redesigned their website with this goal: “create a community around the news, one that connects readers to reporting.” The new site features: Unmoderated commenting. The ability to create your own profile & blog on their site. Journalists will participate in this online community as well. Open forums. Further details on PaidContent and… Continue reading Social Media Hits USA Today
Read/Write Web gives a phenomenal overview of the attention economy. The crux of their focus: There has been an explosion of new types of information. People no longer read, they skim. News that used to last a day now lasts just a few hours, simply because we need to pay attention to the new news.… Continue reading Lost in a Sea of Information