Questioning the Attention Economy

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?

Successful Web 2.0 Business Models

We’ve all read declaration after declaration that the publishing business model is dead and needs to be replaced by a new one. So far, no one seems to have any idea exactly what that new business model should be. A few recent examples are examined….

When Tools Dominate Tasks

A recent study shows that article tagging actually decreases recall of content. This points out the inelegance of most social media tools, where the act of using the tool becomes paramount over the activity it’s supposed to aid.