Wednesday, July 30, 2008

*Know what Google is and what it wants

Google Inc. [Image] If 10 years ago you’d say to someone that the New York Times would be a failure, they’d literally laugh in your face. After all, it’s an established resource with a huge subscriber base reaching all across the country.

But it’s old school. It doesn’t represent how people digest news anymore.

Considering all that the internet has to offer, it’s really no wonder we’re seeing businesses, no matter what their size, who aren’t adapting, losing.

Know what Google is and what it wants. Google delivers relevant information quickly and easily. To achieve this, does Google want web pages stuffed with keywords shouting for attention or do they want real, relevant content pertaining to specific subjects?

...if you’re not constantly swimming towards new ways to find the eyeballs of your customers, your business is gonna sink like a stone.

Paragraphs above, quoted from Eyeballs Prefer Google By Tim Paulino

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

*Control and creativity within Australia’s media

A woman reading SMS messages on her mobile pho... [Image] Many television programs can only be produced because of the revenue generated by viewer interactions through telephone or SMS voting. News services extract surplus value from the costly business of journalism through repackaging and representation on the Internet and, more profitably, through mobile phones.
It is within the following three characteristics that we might begin to discern the battleground for control and creativity within Australia’s media:
* interaction is the new content: by which I mean that there is an increased significance within the media of human interaction, as opposed to the previously dominant processes of creation, distribution, reception or discussion of content;
* distracted and fascinated: by which I mean the rise of user or audience behaviours that simultaneously embody much greater levels of engagement with media while at the same time reflecting an attitude in which users are easily distracted; and
* you can get it for “free”: by which I mean that media consumers understand that while some media and some information must be, should be, and often is paid for, that equivalent, similar or better media and information products can be obtained at no apparent or extra cost.

Read the full article at Traditional media and the new media audience By Matthew Allen

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