What is more frustrating to me than a lack of solid content categorization is that there is no single CMS out there that allows you to indicate follow-ups, updates, series, retractions, corrections and responses. Now that would be interesting metadata and it’d really allow us to keep readers in the loop and give them updates to stories they care about. Much more useful than telling me that this story is an education story and that that story is about air travel.
Stijn Debrouwere — Taxonomies don’t matter anymore
Facebook To Launch A Subscribe Button For Websites. “It’s like RSS, except Facebook gets to own you and your subscribers.” — Les Orchard. For publishers, please see exhibit A, exhibit B, and exhibit C.
Journalistic entities are moving towards becoming product companies, offering products that turn content into marketing. As a side effect, this creates businesses that follow Jack White’s theory of control: vertically integrated, creating content that markets a product that markets the content that markets the product… Continue reading →
Give me a strategy and I’ll show you a success. Stijn outlines a smattering of the different ways publications are approaching their niche.
What if your writing interface auto-recognized your markup and offered to translate it into HTML when you’re ready to publish?
Quick set of notes from Chris Murray’s 3:30 pm session at WordCamp Boston.
Hyperlocal Post-Mortem: Lessons Learned From InJersey. Fantastic pragmatic takeaways from Ted Mann. Highlights: local advertisers don’t like self-serve, build your site cheaply, and make it ridiculously easy for contributors to publish (e.g. don’t have them email posts to editors, and then require the editor to copy/paste, edit, and then publish).