The attention economy gets a theatrical/thriller treatment. Time is money.
Rupert Murdoch’s recent moves have challenged the widely held notion that Google and the traffic it generates are essential to a successful web publishing business. Is it better to have lots of freeloading readers or a much smaller group of paying customers? Could the rumored search engine subsidies help support struggling scholarly publishing activities?
A video sums up the strange new world of The Social Media Guru. Also, a follow-up on Chris Anderson’s “Free”.
Rupert Murdoch’s plans to charge for access to his newspapers has been widely criticized as it will cut the material out of the wider online conversation. But what good is it to be part of a conversation that doesn’t bring in any revenue?
When it comes to downloads and citations, position in the arXiv matters, a new study finds.
Early feedback motivates future success in YouTube and Digg. Does the same feedback explain scientific publishing?
Can successful behavior on YouTube translate to academic publishing?
Finding a solution to a glut of information and a scarcity of attention can work for email and scholarly publishing.