While Mashable was once a unique voice commenting on social media, Buzzfeed envy caused it to lose its way.
Interesting summation of Medium’s current business philosphy from Ev Williams:
If remuneration is not part of the equation for why you publish, I can’t imagine a stand-alone web site serving you better than Medium in terms of cost, simplicity, and, most importantly, reaching an audience.
If remuneration is part of your equation, you’re also in the right place, as long as you’re not looking to build an advertising-funded site.
(Worth noting: this was in response to a post listing all the publications that have quit Medium.)
Süddeutsche Zeitung now has more subscriber revenue than ad revenue. And they're working very hard to connect up the publishing and editorial strategy.
Norway's local newspaper group has compleyely reshaped its business by focusing ruthlessly on reader need, as shown through analytics. Much to learn from here.
What has Ekstra Bladet learnt from its freemium offer? Lisbeth Langwadt admits the mistakes and plans for a brand new vision of freemium
Building a future-proofed digital business means looking to your future audience - what sorts of content will bring in the millennial audience?
Publishing platform Ghost is looking for three startups to work with as a technology - and monetisation - partner
Medium cuts one third of its workforce - and looks for a new approach to making money from content. Good luck - many have died on that path.
IDG is killing comments, while the Financial Times is investing in them. Why is the industry so divided about this? Money.
Blocking ad blockers seems like a sensible idea, right? Well, only if the tech works. And if it doesn't, you're just storing up trouble.