Aggregation = community newspaper gig for a new... →
Via oreillyradar: A great observation by Nick Summers: … while entry-level gigs in journalism are still hard to come by, where they are to be found, they’re mostly in aggregation. “Yeah, I think that coming in and doing curation and aggregation in many ways is the new ‘go out to a small paper and earn your stripes covering the school board,’” Bob Cohn, the editorial director of Atlantic...
The Maker Generation in the Enterprise – confused... →
Via oreillyradar: Fantastic essay that examines how the Maker Generation will influence (and should influence) the workplace. The following segment on cognitive surpluses really hit home because the notion of looking busy for the sake of looking busy has always driven me batty — particularly when you’re in knowledge-worker environments. It’s as though managers and higher-ups in knowledge...
Lyons: Why We Should All Leave Steve Jobs Alone... →
Amen. This is why I can never be a prying reporter. There are bigger things at play: They will rationalize the prying story by saying that Apple is a public company and investors need—nay, deserve—this information. Well, bullshit. The truth is, there is no real news value to any of this stuff. The only real value to any of these stories is that they generate page views. And the guys who are...
The AP's best idea since the stylebook →
oreillyradar: The Associated Press and Shepard Fairey have reached a settlement over the Obama “Hope” image, and the agreement includes future collaboration: “The two sides have also agreed to work together going forward with the Hope image and share the rights to make the posters and merchandise bearing the Hope image and to collaborate on a series of images that Fairey will create based on...
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Appeals Court Kills Universal's Lawsuit Over... →
What the heck is a "buying signal"? →
Jargon alert! The unidentified “collection of properties” under BuyerBase gets more than 40 million site visitors and generates more than a billion buying signals monthly. “Buying signal”? Boy oh boy does that sound dubious.
A VC: Mobile Economics Will Trend Toward Web... →
oreillyradar: From Fred Wilson: A central issue with the Internet, no matter what device and presentation layer you use to access it, is that there is an unlimited amount of content available … What is valuable is filtering and curation. Restricting access to content doesn’t work. Someone else’s content will get filtered and curated instead of yours. Scarcity is not a viable business model on...