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This Hits A Little Too Close To Home For Us

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 04.06.2015 | Comedy

In this sketch from "Portlandia," a local newspaper reconfigures its business model to be a aggregation website focused explicitly on drawing in viewe...

Search Engines 101: Part 4 Vertical Search Is the Next Big Market

Marc Ostrofsky | Posted 03.05.2012 | Technology
Marc Ostrofsky

Vertical search is search narrowly defined around a central topic, industry, niche, format, genre or location. Vertical search engines or websites tha...

Social Media in 2012: Facebook's Growing Pains, Web Video Comes of Age, and Reddit Declares War

Raymond Schillinger | Posted 03.11.2012 | Media
Raymond Schillinger

Let's be clear: I don't see Facebook as inherently evil. I'm a bit disturbed, however, by its unheeded intrusion into our neurochemical pathways.

Why We Cancelled All the Newspapers

Bob Wells | Posted 05.29.2011 | Denver
Bob Wells

The papers were only getting a quick glance at the headlines and a few paragraphs on the front page and the local news section front. The rest was just a pile of dead tree branches.

Content Is Best Fresh -- Not Farmed

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shawn Amos

Recently, Google helped bridge the technology-content rift. These are good times for those of us who value high quality, meaningful content -- the wor...

The Alternate Ending to My Congressional Correspondents Dinner Speech

Sen. Chris Coons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sen. Chris Coons

There's a certain formula that goes into a speech like the one I gave Wednesday night in my comedic debut at the Washington Press Club Foundation's Congressional Dinner.

Sound and Fury: Here's What Sharon Waxman Really Wants

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Sharon Waxman's claims are so exaggerated, and big lie-like, that, in my suspicion of anyone shouting about ethics in a crowded theater, it suddenly occurred to me to run a quick ethical search on her.

The New News: I Can Say Anything You Can Say Shorter

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Let me say it again: News used to be a scarce commodity; but then the Internet turned it into a vast surplus, too great for anybody to consume in what...

Newser.com: Why Michael Wolff and Co. Are Way Over the Line

Sharon Waxman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sharon Waxman

We aggregate news here at TheWrap along with producing a great deal of original content. But I'm starting to think hard about the line between lifting content and aggregating it. Exhibit A for me is Newser.com.

Journalism 2009: Desperate Metaphors, Desperate Revenue Models, And The Desperate Need For Better Journalism

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arianna Huffington

The new paths to media success are still being charted, and much remains uncertain. But this much is clear: we can't use an analog map and expect to find our way in a digital world.

Mark Cuban: Kill News Aggregators, End Free Links

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Some are talking about making readers pay subscription fees. But the most radical idea, and the one I find most intriguing, is being advanced by Mark ...

Slate Joins Newser: This Is How to Save the News

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Just as so many save-our-business types are castigating news aggregators as pirates, Slate takes up the aggregating craft.

Mark Cuban Is a Big Fat Idiot--News Will Stay Free

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Cuban is a man of snappy, attention-deficit sort of opinions (some of which, for all I know, may be wise. His opinion the other day, to which, I assume, he gave his usual amount of consideration, involved Newser.

Curate The Cloud -

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

There's a storm brewing. A huge, noisy, thunder and lightning storm of content, community and chaos. But there's good news too - there's a silver lini...

Is Google Afraid of the Big, Bad, Wolf?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

If WolframAlpha teaches us anything it's that search, and the web itself, are evolving and morphing so fast that you can almost begin to imagine the sci-fi vision of the web becoming self-aware.

Self-Googling Enhanced by Blogging Regularly

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

Thanks to news aggregators that have picked up my recent HuffPost pieces, my dreadfully written college newspaper stories are now buried deep inside the annals of double-digit pages on Google returns.

Does Information Want to Be Paid For?

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

The old news media believes that all of the stuff it's been giving away for free for a decade or more it ought now get the reader to shell out for.

Should Newspapers Charge for Online Content? To Answer This Question, You Have to Consult a Lawyer

Peter Scheer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Peter Scheer

Information wants to be free, but the creators of information also need to eat. Which of these interests ultimately prevails, although partly a business issue, depends fundamentally on legal considerations.

Newspapers Want Cash for Content. Tough Luck

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Newspapers are going to war with the Internet--or trying to. So far it's more accurately a phony war.

The Wall Street Journal Is Really, Really Mad at Us

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Wolff

Robert Thomson, Murdoch's editor of the Wall Street Journal, thinks Newser is a tapeworm.

Jarvis: "Google Is Not Invading Media's Territory So Much As It Is Filling The Voids Media Leave Behind"

Guardian | Jeff Jarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Publishers: Be careful what you wish for. Journalistic organisations and news agencies have complained that Google has benefited from their headlines ...