Michael Arrington reports that Condé Nast has just acquired social news site Reddit.com, and will “…leave Reddit as a standalone site, and also integrate it into Condé Nast web properties.” The biggest surprise to me is that Reddit only has four employees!
It is no secret that I am a big fan of blogs and new media. This morning I am shocked at the top story on Techmeme. Marc Cuban has posted “Some intimate details on the Google YouTube Deal” from an anonymous source, that he cannot confirm if any of it is accurate, but it simply… Continue reading Blogs: The Anti-Journalism
Okay, which sounds worse: Big Metros Show Severe Declines in Latest Circ Report Daily Circulation Falls at U.S. Papers Circulation Plunges at Major Newspapers Changing that single word adds such urgency to the title.
Why is Google dominating the online landscape? They are not content creators, in fact, they desperately need content creators, such as large established media companies. A quote from Tim Armstrong, VP-advertising sales at Google: “There is a public perception about getting steamrolled by Google. But Google is not great at creating content. It’s not something… Continue reading Content Creators Rejoice: Google Needs You
The Washington Post looks into a new way that Google is trying to be more accountable for the performance of their ads, but in a very creepy way: “By applying technology to measure their impact, Google plans to differentiate its banner and video ads from those of its competitors. Teaming with online research firm ComScore… Continue reading Google Addiction: Are Effortless Results Worth the Risk?
Some news clips from around the web, show an increasing awareness and openness to changes needed in the publishing industry. Forbes reports on the future of news: “So what does the future hold for the news business? To an increasing degree, blogs and user-generated content will be part of the mix.” Editor & Publisher has… Continue reading Newspapers & Magazines Embracing Change
Other media businesses are coming under attack due to the proliferation of user generated content online: stock photography. Thomas Hawk has the scoop from an interview inside Getty with Jonathan Klein, Getty Images Co-Founder and CEO: “I asked Klein if he saw room between the $1.85 iStockPhoto image and the high end Getty images and… Continue reading Stock Photography Under Fire from User Generated Media
Robert Scoble looks at the need for better web metrics, focusing on a need to measure “engagement” on a website. He illustrates his point comparing two sites, and what would happen if they added a link to your website on their page. He posits that a site such as The Register would result in few… Continue reading Measuring Engagement Online: A New Media Challenge
Due to some recent new around fake blogs – such as the one setup for Wal*Mart by Edelman PR – some are working on creating a code of ethics for blogging. Michael Arrington discusses the issue: “Mainstream media defines journalistic integrity as a lack of financial interest in the subject matter of their reporting. I… Continue reading Blogging Code of Ethics
There is something going on that illustrates just what I love about the web. Not only that, but it involves duckies. This guy in Brooklyn does a daily video blog each weekday. It is called “the show with zefrank.” His topics are all over the place, but he can talk give Jon Stewart-like commentary on… Continue reading Relationships, Quality, and Duckies