Is Google a media company? The question got several answers at PaidContent.org. Even though some of my friends say it is, I still don’t think
Google is a media company — especially in the context of trying to
compare it to Time-Warner, which is the context in which the current
But, I will agree to this: It owns some new
media properties. And so, therefore, I guess it can be compared to GE,
which describes itself to its shareholders as, “a diversified
technology, media and financial services company.” (A significant
difference: Google generates about $100 billiion less in annual
revenues than GE.)
A link-magnet of a story: Within just a few hours of it going online, over 100 people have added the Business Week cover story regarding online collaboration to their del.icio.us pages and have tagged it in numerous ways.*
Because we use business-related tags in the preparation of links that appear on news.smallbusiness.com, I have a rather unique vantage point in monitoring how fast and how often business-oriented stories are added to del.icio.us lists. In the four weeks or so I’ve been watching, no story has even come close to this.
*Tags being used in the del.icio.us accounts for the Business Week cover story: business collaboration internet economics social socialsoftware cooperation skype p2p article toread sharing technology wiki web network opensource social_software future smartmobs web2.0 ideas wikipedia net media culture
Rich: Ketchum PR, which has no blog or RSS on its website, issues a 1,055-word press release announcing a new “personalized media” practice that will advice clients on things like blogs and RSS and podcasting.
(via: BL Ochman)
What Jonah Bloom said: “To Web cognoscenti, the ad-supported vs. paid content argument is so 2001.”