Facebook is crack to journalists and pushers like Nieman Lab aren’t helping their addiction. Publishers: own your technology, user experience, and data. Quit sharecropping on others’. Previously.
First, Brian Boyer wrote: “Craigslist takes the classifieds, fool me once. Groupon takes the coupons, fool me twice. Good thing nobody else is selling display ads!” Then, Nieman Journalism let Vadim Lavrusik publish essentially marketing copy about how journalists can use Facebook’s Pages product. For… Continue reading →
What percentage of total pageviews do contributions from Ariana Huffington’s unpaid labor force comprise? (related)
Ev Williams: The Challenges of a Web of Infinite Info. According a co-founder of Twitter, “what’s ‘dead’ is the original model of the web, which was completely distributed and decentralized.” Instead, large corporations will own huge tracts of land of which netizens sharecrop small plots…. Continue reading →