How to make money on the web

According to the New York Times lots of media companies are investing in the web, looking for a business model. I have a simple question – when folks wonder ‘how do we make money at this?’, why do we instinctively forget the models that have come before that already do? Amazon.com. Yahoo!, eBay, Craigslist, Google, […]

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Well, at least I can satisfy my narrow tastes

The Long Tail suggested that it will be within narrow communities of interest where the future of entertainment lies. Jeff Jarvis has long been a proponent of this point of view. With online music it is probably already so (Washington Post). But would you ever think this applied to Beer? Check out this quote by […]

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Less friends? You too?

Coming from the Washington Post is news of a study that reveals people keep far fewer close friends these days. I’ve seen this at work in my life and I’ve tried to rationalize it. I thought, possibly my work, and our growing family, were pressures here, but when faced honestly, this was gnawing at me […]

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10 years of WashingtonPost.com and Slate

Sometimes the best way to learn of the future is to look at the past. Slate and WashingtonPost.com are now 10 years old. There is much to gleam about where online media is going by looking at where they began, their efforts over the years, and where they are today. Slate: Michael Kinsley: My History […]

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Emptied Bloglines account

On Friday, in a moment of either clarity…or something else… I removed all of my subscriptions from Bloglines. I had grown frustrated with my habit of checking a few times an hour for updates. I’ve mentioned before that Memeorandum is like crack. Well Bloglines is like cigarettes. One thing I immediately miss is keeping up […]

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Some recent posts of mine at Philly Future you maybe interested in

AOL and Yahoo set their guns on Digg, NowPublic, Newsvine (and ummmm… us?) Teens turning away from email The inevitable MySpace social networking backlash? Using Google to mine MySpace for Philadelphia drug users Link removed at request Online media has got to cost somebody… right? “The death of Wikipedia” and “A Group Is Its Own […]

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