Tag: media

  • I am You as You are Me

    Matthew Haughey says all this fuss over the Mainstream Media is meaningless when so many bloggers are now on TV and magazine publishers are now blogging. We are all the media and the line that defines mainstream has gotten so fuzzy as to be meaningless. Amen to that brother.

  • Blogs on the cover of BusinessWeek

    It’s going to be another busy week – BusinessWeek has a lengthy cover story on why companies need to pay attention to blogs. Go ahead and bellyache about blogs. But you cannot afford to close your eyes to them, because they’re simply the most explosive outbreak in the information world since the Internet itself. And […]

  • Insider Pages – open source advertising

    Bill Gross’ Idealab launches Insider Pages which takes a shot at local listings, combines it with a recommendation engine and adds a touch of social networking. Damn, that was my idea. Where did I put that napkin anyway? If I were the Yellow Pages I would be worried. Very worried. They even use the Yellow […]

  • BBC sources photos from Flickr

    Steve Rubel over at Micro Persuasion notices that a recent article about Podcasting carried on the BBC website included photos that were taken by a Flickr user. It is not clear if they had gotten permission to do so from the user but they clearly were not credited as a source. This is the first […]

  • Topix.net takes on mainstream media investors

    Topix.net, the automated news aggregation service, has taken on investment from Knight-Ridder, Gannett, and the Tribune Co. The idea is to gain some financial backing to grow the service but also to gain access to content from media companies that they were negotiating with anyway. I think each of these companies look at Topix as […]

  • Dining with Yahoo

    The folks at SFist write about their dinner with Yahoo where they get an insight into some of the economic shifts that are a result of the changes in the media landscape. Greg pointed out that in the past, papers could depend on classified ads accounting for up to 35% of their revenue. Now they’re […]

  • Daily Show on Bloggers

    In case you missed it, here’s a link to the hilarious commentary on Jon Stewart’s Daily show about the Jeff Gannon and Eason Jordon blowouts and bloggers in general. The Washington Post, you heard it here 12th. Brilliant.

  • Local Newspapers

    Alameda Island, where I live, is one of the more wired neighborhoods in the Bay Area. This morning I whipped off a quick email while waiting for the bus by jumping on the open wireless connection at the Mexican place, La Pinata, across the street. They sell burritos and they’ve got high-speed internet! As many […]

  • Nisenholtz counterpoint to Dan Gillmor

    The Online Journalism Review inteviews Martin Nisenholtz of NY Times Digital who is a ready counter-argument to Dan Gillmor’s call for a freeing of the archives. Until banner ad revenues outstrip the royalties they curently earn from subscription databases such as Factiva and Lexis-Nexis, there is no way they’re opening up the barn door. “We’re […]

  • Yahoo cuts to the chase

    We’ve seen it played out over and over again. The internet has enabled consumers to go directly to the production plant for disintermediated product. Covered in detail in Michael Lewis’ book, Next, the internet has upset age old business models, putting raw materials within reach of the everyman and providing a platform for a thousand […]

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