Tim Bray's "Content-free" is a great piece on why the term "content" is so objectionable. He raises some good arguments, but misses my favorite one -- one of the origins of the term "content" in technical speech is the idea that you can separate the "content" of a Web-page from the "presentation." Indeed, scripts that
At this point, there's nothing novel about noticing that social media is often toxic and stressful. But even aside from those concerns, our social networks are not things we generally think of as requiring maintenance or upkeep, even though we
I suspect there's a lot of truth in Richard MacManus' post at ReadWriteWeb about where Web publishing is going. In particular, I think the growth of topic streams is pretty much close to inevitable, whether this occurs via Branch + Medium (and coming from Ev Williams, I suspect that at the very least they'll give
One thing that becomes clear from the latest Pew report on the state of media is just how big a role aggregators -- both human and machine-powered -- are
Today content curation is sold, promoted and marketed as the latest and trendiest approach to content production, SEO visibility, reputation and traffic building. But is it really so? Is it really true that by aggregating many content
It all started with the printing press. The printing press was the first piece of technology that enabled information to pass rapidly to the world's peo...
An incident involving an article that "over-aggregated" one from Advertising Age has proven to be another handy stick for some to beat The Huffington Post with.