Aggregation

Mark on January 18th, 2009

I’m not sure we’ve seen the worst of the disruption that newspapers are facing because of the internet. Consider HOW TO: Track the Israel Gaza Conflict Using Social Media, an excellent post at Mashable. In it, author Jennifer Van Grove, provides links to a number of services and technologies (Crisiswire, Twitter, RSS, Notify.Me, etc.) that […]

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Mark on September 30th, 2008

Three interesting recent posts about the future of newspaper that really deserve to be read by those trying to figure things out. The beginning of the great hybrid news battles of the early 21st century. Andrew Golis follows up a Scott Karp post with some thoughts on how aggregation is playing a role in the […]

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Mark on June 21st, 2008

Howard Owens says Topix is not a friend of newspapers. In his post, Topix getting more aggressive in going after local information franchise, he writes: They’ve been taking your headlines and links, even your photos, and using them to build a community of people interested in those local topics, your franchise. And all the while, […]

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Mark on March 31st, 2008

Every once in a while I figure something out that I’m sure is obvious to a lot of others. Today’s insight: Yeah, there are few individual blogs that rise to the level of good newspaper journalism, but in the aggregate, they can compete favourably with, or at very least augment, “professional” journalism. For every subject […]

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