Tag: media

  • History of Content

    In the great content debate, the pendulum continually swings back and forth between the failure of that filter or intellectual stack overflow. Philip Sheldrake and illustrator Nic Hinton set out to capture the evolution of content in an amazing infographic from which I have captured only a small detail below.  The poster appears to be a […]

  • Social Decay

    Social Decay

    The money shot from yesterday’s Yahoo Research’s Like Log study is the social activity graph below showing how this activity drops off a cliff after the first 24 hours. Looking at over 100,000 articles across 45 big media sites over the course of three months, Yahoo researcher Yury Lifshits found that a vast majority of […]

  • will.i.am on chips talking to chips

    In a post last year, I paraphrased a quote, “If you are not paying for a product, you are the product.” Will.i.am recently updated this quote with the line, You are either the person getting pimped, or you’re the person doing the pimping. The video below of will.i.am from the Black-Eyed Peas speaking with John […]

  • Three Schools of Thought on the Internet

    Adam Gopnik has a survey in this week’s New Yorker running down a few of the recent books about the internet and divides them into three schools of thought: The Never-Betters believe that we’re on the brink of a new utopia, where information will be free and democratic, news will be made from the bottom up, […]

  • Smart LinkedIn Integration

    Congratulations to whomever is turning up the heat over at LinkedIn. It’s been just over a year since they opened up their API and now we’re really starting to see the fruits of this effort.  The latest integration with Fortune on their 100 Best Companies to Work For demonstrates how a professional social network can […]

  • Social Cruft

    First I read through a longish piece outlining how Forbes is re-inventing itself into a hub that harvests it’s audience and transform them into content producers in a new media factory.  Then I read about how Gawker is embracing the transformation of the web into a visual medium, prepping their web pages for the eventual living […]

  • Textbroker.com – low cost, bespoke content

    So the results are in from our little experiment and the view is . . . you get what you paid for. Just to review. Textbroker.com is a service which will write for you on the topic of your choosing. They have a four levels of service and pay by the word. For our experiment, […]

  • Outsourced Thinking

    Last week a colleague of mine tweeted about a new service that offers “exclusive written articles created to your specifications” I replied that Udo might be stretching the definition of “professional” if we look at the quality of output. Cranking out “content” on demand for pennies a word, one has to wonder about the thought […]

  • The Future of Print

    Two concepts floated around in the past year envision the future of print on connected tablets such at the iPad. Future of the Book, a video by IDEO, suggests three designs for an interactive book. Co. Design has some thoughts and link to an interview with some of the designers behind this concept. Mag+ is […]

  • The Premium Upsell

    Todd Sampson has a great take on publisher’s reaction to the text-to-speech feature on the new Amazon Kindle. Rather than view this feature as a threat to their existing Books on Tape business line, they should look at Amazon’s electronic distribution of their text as a potential channel for an upsell. The quality of the […]

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