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Content Farms

The Trouble With "Content Farming," Courtesy of Bradford Cox

Maria Pulcinella Murray | Posted 05.28.2012 | College
Maria Pulcinella Murray

This isn't a new argument -- music journalists are quick to pick up concert buzz, and YouTube videos saturate the Internet with unneeded content -- but the extent to which we suck the live experience dry is notable.

What Authors and Readers Need to Know About eBooks

Anne Hill | Posted 06.17.2011 | Home
Anne Hill

The smart money says that things will get worse before they get better. Publishers will have to start thinking more like software start-ups. Are you ready for some aspirin yet?

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...

Why The New Republic is Wrong on Aggregation

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Robert Teitelman

An editorial in the New Republic resembles a plaintive cry that the Internet is taking us not to democratic heaven, but to democratic hell. I have some sympathy -- but with reservations.

Has Google Search Jumped the Shark?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Something is changing around web content. The volume of bits of data is growing wildly, and social search seems to be on the rise. So, what's happening?

Google Feature Lets Users Ban Websites From Search Results

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google has released an experimental extension for its Chrome browser that will allow users to block "content farms" from appearing in Google search re...

Google Tries To Snuff Out Spam, Content Farms With New Changes

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Content farms take note: Google is trying to snuff out spam and "low-quality sites" in search results. In a blog post, the search giant acknowledged ...

Video: Demand Media Readies IPO: Our Chat with Co-Founder Shawn Colo

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.06.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Demand Media is in the business of content "farming." To get an overview of the company and its strategy, we spoke with co-founder Shawn Colo.