Some perspective on Facebook to for the maddening crowds

It’s almost fashionable to bash Facebook at the moment. To a large degree, the criticism is well deserved. At the same time, we should maintain some perspective on the reports, and resist the urge to be carried away by the maddening crowds. I read Jeff Jarvis’ post titled “Facebook. Sigh.” recently. He makes an argument […]

Journalism as a service

One of Jeff Jarvis’ suggestions for creating a more sustainable news publishing industry is to treat journalism as a service, rather than as a commodity content factory. That appeals to me and I hope that is what the future holds.

Hey IOL, it’s ok to link to Gareth Cliff’s blog post

IOL mentioned and quoted from Gareth Cliff’s blog post about his dismissal from M-Net’s “Idols” without the courtesy of a link to his blog post. This devalues his work and undermines the Web’s link economy. It is also not great journalism.

Technopanic and bad laws

Jeff Jarvis has covered German publishers’ efforts to prevent Google and other search engines (but mostly Google) from linking to their publications and quoting snippets of their content unless a Google pays for the privilege. These publishers seem to be ignoring the fact that Google sends a substantial amount of traffic to them in the […]

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