Tag: content

On pg 102 of Jonathan Taplin’s Move Fast and Break Things, he highlights email exchanges between YouTube’s founders, released in a court case, which suggest the invocation of ‘user generated content’ might be a matter of branding rather than a meaningful growth strategy for social media platforms: In another email exchange from 2005, when full-length […]

An interesting insight from This Town, by Mark Leibovich, pg 278-279. It would presumably be near impossible for a website like Politico to maintain its level of output without resorting to processes like this: Sure enough, a few days later, Politico’s founding editor, John Harris, went on a new enterprise called “Politico TV” and revealed […]

From The Boy Who Could Change The World: The Writings of Aaron Swartz, loc 283: But if it turns out that doesn’t work, I’ve also been looking into a system called Compulsory Licensing. The idea is that you pay about $5 more a month on your cable modem bill in exchange for being able to […]

If a critical mass of the dominant free providers were to do this, would it deter consumers from using ad blocking or merely piss them off and lead them to go elsewhere? From Boing Boing:  The company says it’s not policy to do this — yet — but they’re testing locking Yahoo Mail users out […]

From Trust Me I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, pg 19: There are thousands of bloggers scouring the web looking for things to write about. They must write several times each day. They search Twitter, Facebook, comments sections, press releases, rival blogs, and other sources to develop their material. Above them are hundreds of […]