We need to pay more for journalism. A lot more.
I’m going to say a few obvious things, and then then a few unobvious things, about the business model for news publishing. Obvious thing #1: One of the most consequential facts of the […]
Social media stupidifies and radicalizes us
Back when the buzzword switched from “Web 2.0” to “social media,” I started to get quite suspicious. When I was participating in online communities, I wasn’t propagating “media.” That is something that boring […]
Is it time to move from social media to blogs?
This began as a Twitter thread. I’ve finally put my finger on a thing that annoys me—probably, all of us—about social media. When we check in on our friends and colleagues and what […]
EU copyright reform could threaten wiki encyclopedias
If we are to believe its critics, under the pending EU copyright reform legislation, the EU would implement a “link tax” across all of Europe. So if you link to a news article, […]
Infobitt’s Future, and Mine
I’ve just posted the following announcement to the big Infobitt mailing list. ======= Friends, I have some unfortunate news. While I don’t wish to give up on Infobitt, we have run out of […]
4 Reasons the World Needs Infobitt
This week, Infobitt will welcome thousands of new members (people waitlisted following my Reddit AMA). So, in the coming days, I’ll be sharing a different reason why the world desperately needs Infobitt. Reason #1. We […]
An assortment of things that should exist
Occasionally I wish I had time to write a book to explain these ideas in detail. (Some of these are actually book ideas. Some of them are project ideas.) 1. A tutorial system, […]
What Strong Collaboration Means for Scholarly Publishing
Keynote delivered at the Annual Meeting, Society for Scholarly Publishing, “Imagining the Future: Scholarly Communication 2.0,” San Francisco, California, June 7, 2007. When I was asked to speak to you, the Society for […]