Happy Thanksgiving (Back on Monday): It’s not often that one can take credit personally for something that is recognized nationally. Therefore, it is with pride that I to point to this newstory that reports a statistic for which I am personally responsible. Joking aside, the fact that Nashville is the number one online shopping city in America is perhaps being misinterpreted by the analysts responsible for the study. In Nashville’s case, I would argue that the lack of quality “offline” retail options is a significant factor in why its online shoppers purchase more via the Internet. (via NashvillePost.com)
Making money on the web: One of those “truths” you hear from magazine publishers has been, “you can’t make money on the web,” especially if you “give-away” content. However, if you want to see an example of how a print medium used the web make lots of money, check out this Editory & Publisher profile of The Onion. (via paidContent.org)
What hath we wrote? I’ve decided this is that last time I am going to post a link to an article regarding the G+J circulation-cooking scandal until Daniel Brewster announces that he is stepping down “to pursue other opportunities.” Frankly, that is the only possible next news in this regrettable event. The article, “What Hath Gruner+Jahr Wrought,” is a “news analysis” by Mediapost’s Ross Fadner that rehashes what’s been covered on this weblog for the past two weeks: Here and here and here and here and here.