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The Internet is Just One Medium — NOT?

Today, I was taken aback by something a friend said. I was doing what I generally do best — ranting. My latest rant craze is about people who do not voice their own opinions (see e.g. the previous post)… — … Continue reading
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The Privishing Model

My friend Helena Mathey drew my attention to “Zeitungssterben: Meine (sprichwörtlichen) 5 Cent“, in which Richard Gutjahr argues that people need to remember the “customer is the king” (much more so than the often touted motto that “content is king”). … Continue reading
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Blogs vs. Magazines (?)

Those who are familiar with my research in the field of information science will know that a big part of it involved terms for document types (also known as “Form” and “Genre” in the field of archives management). These terms … Continue reading Continue reading

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We are the News, We are the Media

I have lately become disenchanted with Facebook and similar “social media” websites — more so than regularly — and this week I decided to get an RSS feed reader and start focusing more on real people who maintain real websites. … Continue reading Continue reading

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Do the Math

How many books have you read in the past year? If you were to write a book, how many people would you expect to read it? Do these numbers more or less balance each other out, or is there an … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Only Way to Save the Publishing Industry…

… is to declare that all content is now advertising — or even better: to turn the reading experience into a guessing game about whether any particular piece is an advertisement or not. So I herewith declare that there is … Continue reading Continue reading

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Just the Facts

You have an opinion, I have an opinion — but “news” is something else. The really interesting question, however, is: Is it possible for you to have an opinion on a topic other than topics that are “in the news“? … Continue reading Continue reading

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What is the difference between profanity and SEO?

First of all, let me point out that “search engine optimization” normally has very little (or nothing) to do with the optimization of search engines in general. It is a widely used misnomer — and what it really refers to … Continue reading Continue reading

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You want your content to work everywhere

John Battelle just wrote a fascinating blog post — roughly about the economics of online magazine publications… and so here I am adverting your attention to it. He assumes: you are going to both charge a sub fee, and include … Continue reading
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Freedom and the Art of Weblog Maintenance

I shared the following text today with Anil Dash: Hi Anil, I have been following your recent blog posts with great interest — but I think there is one very simple fact that is very often misunderstood: Reading is FREE … Continue reading Continue reading

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