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Life and death in the App Store | The Verge
[ land grab and winner takes all environment, the long-tail is not what it was supposed to be promised by some ] 'the app store resembles now a lottery' [...] Today, profiting from the App Store most often requires a mix of in-app purchases, subscriptions, and advertising. [...] Meanwhile, a fatigue is setting in among customers. There are now more than 1.5 million apps in the App Store (Android users have 1.6 million to choose from), but by 2014, the majority of Americans were downloading zero apps per month. And it turns out people simply don’t use most of the apps they do download. According to ComScore, the average person spends 80 percent of their time on mobile devices using only three apps.
appstore  Apple  App  Store  Google  Play  Platform  iOS  Android  business  model  SME  SMB  long-tail  mobile  homescreen  Silicon  Valley  self-publishing  publishing  2.0  e-book  YouTube  filter  bubble  Soundcloud  noise  curation  content  curation  curator  editor  Google  News  Google  Search 
march 2016 by asterisk2a
Youtube-Deutschland mit David und Christoph #MARIES STAMMTISCH - YouTube
YT 2nd biggest Search Engine. // recommendation engine // keine experimente mehr moeglich! nicht mehr gefoerdert werden koennen. // nur was erfolgreich ist, kannst du sehen. weil durch den algorithmus und recommendation engine, und weil leute die engine und den algorithmus gamen. //&! YouTube Deutschland KACKT AB!!! | MrTrashpack RobBubble | NILZ BOKELBERG´s Herrenrunde - EPISODE 9 - youtu.be/hG5TNG-MDx0 // > Youtube: Verlust der Authentizität durch Professionalisierung?: Eine Analyse der Authentizitätsdebatte bei Youtube22. September 2014 - a Slimani Herr Tutorial Book. //&! UND EINMAL DIE WOCHE VIDEO MINDESTENS! >> weil der algo dich sonst rausschmeisst.
YouTube  Linkbait  linkbaiting  Clickbait  click  bait  algorithm  Google  Search  Social  Media  curation  content  curation  curator  editor  editorial  The  Wars  visibility  Facebook  Newsfeed  noise  pollution  creativity  content  creator  creative  creative  destruction  content  discovery  content  distribution 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
Spotify Shrinks Music Download Sales, Fights Piracy – Study | Re/code
Is Spotify shrinking the music business, by giving people a good reason not to buy music anymore? Or is Spotify helping the music business, by giving people a good reason not to steal music anymore? Yes! That’s the conclusion from a new study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research this month. [...] The nice thing about the study is that it manages to bolster both Spotify’s main argument to the music industry for the past few years — if you don’t let us distribute your music, and get some money for it, the pirates will do it and you’ll get none — and the music labels’ primary worry about streaming — there’s no way we’re going to sell enough subscriptions to replace albums and single-track sales!
Spotify  Music  Industry  The  Content  Wars  Entertainment  Escapeism  mobile  homescreen  Smartphone  mobile  first  Pandora  YouTube  Google  Play  Amazon  Prime  Apple  Music  business  model  subscription  model  discovery  distribution  curation  curation  curator  editor  editorial  digital  economy  digital  digital  publishing  publishing  2.0  Artist  digital 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Twitter Reaches One Billion People | Re/code
get Twitter content in front of more people. [...] “Our vision,” explained Michael Ducker, product manager for Twitter’s syndication efforts, in an interview with Re/code, “is that apps have Twitter tabs, that websites use Twitter content in these formats to tell stories, and not as a side rail but as the primary content.”
Twitter  content  discovery  content  distribution  The  Wars  curation  content  curation  noise  noise  pollution  Newsfeed  Facebook  editor  editorial 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Spare Me Your Sh*tty Advertising - YouTube
"advertising business model doesn't make sense." for publishers! Business insider makes 50cent per user per year. ARPU. OUCH! It's like worse than brand awareness banner advertising. They recently started long-form reports to buy on vertical/topics like gigaom did. // news is free. analysis isn't (in-depth, maybe personal brand, industry standing (like TechCrunch turned out to be: worked for it many long nights for years. and then it all came crashing down rather quickly because the figure-head overstretched himself and wasn't in it for the long-run to do it as independent business) ... but don't to cottage cheese Wall Street a-like factory). // &! We are on the eve of war of ad blocking/content blocking: The End of Advertising as We Know It - youtu.be/KFe3YOlRlRs
subscription  model  business  model  Retail  e-commerce  Amazon  Prime  convenience  pure  play  brick  and  mortar  business  Jet.com  Amazon  publishing  2.0  journalismus  paywall  pageviews  BuzzFeed  Insider  New  York  Times  NYT  NYTimes  Der  Spiegel  The  Guardian  ARPU  advertisement  advertisement  targeting  advertisement  re-targeting  CPM  Facebook  Big  Data  ad  targeting  Programmatic  Content  Programmatic  Advertising  PandoDaily  Pando.com  The  Information  24-hour  news  cycle  The  Content  Wars  discovery  distribution  noise  noise  pollution  curation  curation  curator  creator  digital  contextual  Niche  Content  marketing  advertorial  paid  user  generated  branded  Newsfeed  Upworthy  Google  Search  ad  blocking  Google  Inc.  Apple  iOS  Android  AdBlock  blocking  Platform  Silo  TOS 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
More evidence that Snapchat needs to just kill Discover already
>> bit.ly/15SfOfU &! bit.ly/1M6Khcb &! bit.ly/1uxEz6s (( Discover wants to be Newsfeed ala Facebook without 'Liking' a page (BEING FED ... uhhhh, so TV/Radio/Newspaper. You don't discover, you are being fed.), but curated, and first foray into introducing ads (figuring out a business model) ... and not opting to go/experiment w native ads (Snaps pushed to users, ala Superbowl ads! at around half the price point of Superbowl ads? Why not. With a tight grip on quality, storytelling, authenticity, ... sure can't scale it very much. And not the ultimate money machine at first.) )) --- vs --- Gary Vaynerchuks opinion on it - bit.ly/1zBUCYm &! bit.ly/1XSVS2L - argues if programming is good (content being the variable) people will go there repeatedly vs their website or own app. // BUT is Discover too far removed from Snapchat being Snapchat (medium is the message) itself and thus friction. Bc of no empowerment, engagement, experience the original medium has! Stapled on non-native feature.
Snapchat  Snapchat  Discover  Evan  Spiegel  Facebook  user  generated  content  Facebook  Instant  Articles  Newsfeed  Twitter  LinkedIn  Pulse  The  Wars  noise  pollution  noise  Signal  vs.  content  curation  curation  algorithm  Platform  TOS  user  experience  user  engagement  customer  empowerment  customer  experience  mobile  homescreen  user  behaviour  creative  content  creator  ProAm  creator  creating  creativity  value  creation  utility  Escapeism  Entertainment  Smartphone  added  value  Core  Product  Proposition  Proposition  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  business  model  pageviews  advertising  advertisement 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Gillmor Gang: Dog Days | TechCrunch
the personal assistant is the new smartphone! can't live without it once you (technology; augmented intelligence and artificial intelligence) mastered it. // GoButtler in Germany. And Operator in SV - http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/22/the-request-network/ - << both take a cut/commission fee. Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Facebook could have it as features. Just as Facebook can have Meerkat as feature, for the celebrities. And the personal assistant - will be JUST A FEATURE - on your phone. iOS, Android ... & Facebook's 'empire' Platform to keep you inside Facebook continuing scrolling that god damn newsfeed. // // noise is lower on FB newsfeed (learning algorithm - your personal filter bubble) vs Twitter and vs RSS. ... Google News is a different thing. // // &! and there is a business in manual (editor, personal brand, leader) content curation/editing as well as in algo (Newsfeed)
Facebook  M  Facebook  Messenger  personal  assistant  technological  progress  AI  augmented  intelligence  artificial  intelligence  Google  Now  on  Tap  Siri  Apple  Spotlight  Google  Search  Google  Inc.  Apple  Microsoft  Cortana  Amazon  Google  Now  convenience  frictionless  friction  GoButtler  Amazon  Echo  feature  Platform  Silo  iOS  Android  Windows  10  Newsfeed  on-demand  noise  filter  bubble  Twitter  RSS  Signal  vs.  noise  pollution  digital  economy  The  Content  Wars  attention  span  attention  graph  digital  marginal  cost  economics  of  abundance  contextual  discovery  Programmatic  Content  user  generated  curation 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Networks and the Nature of the Firm — The WTF Economy — Medium
“publish, then filter” - Clay Shirky. >> It is fundamentally an open-ended network in which filtering and curation (otherwise known as “management”) happens largely after the fact. [ Twitter lacks a management/curation feature, has to overcome its once cheered differentiator of no curating nor using algorithms to make sense of the noise one subscribed to. ] [...] [ Replacing knowledgeable workers, sales person, support staff, with software. ] One way to think about the new generation of on-demand companies, such as Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb, is that they are networked platforms for physical world services, which are bringing fragmented industries into the 21st century in the same way that ecommerce has transformed retail. [...] This fragmented industry [Taxi] provides work not just for drivers but for managers, dispatchers, maintenance workers, and bookkeepers.
Clay  Shirky  Marketplace  efficiencies  plurality  Platform  user  generated  content  Open  Platform  noise  pollution  Signal  vs.  noise  curation  curator  content  curation  Newsfeed  algorithm  Google  Search  Page  Rank  Twitter  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  on-demand  convenience  Service  Sector  Jobs  commodity  business  commoditization  Amazon  Google  Uber  AirBnB  Lyft  e-commerce  YouTube  fragmented  Silicon  Valley  franchising  model  franchise 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Zuck Details How Artificial Intelligence Will Show You The Perfect Facebook Posts | TechCrunch
pushing the envelope to improve Newsfeed experience, to keep people on Facebook. Same with FB Instant Article. keeping people on FB. // thus ad dollars keep rolling if not even increase ... // their business model is keeping people on FB and clicking, wasting time and occasionally clicking a promoted post and or other ad.
augmented  intelligence  AI  artificial  intelligence  Newsfeed  algorithm  Facebook  Big  Data  analytics  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  Facebook  Instant  Articles  user  engagement  user  experience  user  churn  product  management  Social  Media  curation  content  curation  curator  noise  Signal  vs.  noise  pollution  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  business  model 
july 2015 by asterisk2a
Instagram will Nachrichtenmedium werden - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Instagram will Smartphonefotos zur Nachrichtenquelle machen. Neue Funktionen sollen es Nutzern ermöglichen, gezielt nach Bildern aktueller Ereignisse zu suchen. Die Idee ähnelt einem Projekt von Twitter.
Instagram  content  discovery  discovery  curation  content  curation  Search  Image  Search  context  Big  Data  metadata  noise  Signal  vs.  noise  pollution  The  Wars  Newsfeed  user  engagement  Snapchat  Facebook  user  generated  content 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Twitter-Projekt Lightning: Live-Berichte über Großereignisse - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Medienberichten zufolge will Twitter Großereignisse künftig in Echtzeit begleiten. Redaktionell ausgewählte Tweets, Videos und Fotos sollen es den Nutzern leichter machen, auf dem Laufenden zu bleiben. // http://techcrunch.com/2015/06/18/lightning-is-twitters-plan-to-be-event-central-for-users-and-non-users-alike/
Twitter  Signal  vs.  Noise  content  curation  curation  curator  editor  editorial  pollution  Newsfeed  algorithm  algorithms  user  experience  snacking  mobile  homescreen  user  behaviour  power  user 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Once the web's fastest growing aggregator, Upworthy pivots | Capital New York
hit a ceiling, diminishing returns // Upworthy turns to original content Upworthy plans to pivot from aggregating stories it hopes will get thousands — or millions — of shares on social networks to producing those stories itself. The company has laid off six staffers and hired five writers to facilitate that shift. // https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/upworthy
Upworthy  BuzzFeed  content  curation  content  creator  creative  destruction  The  Wars  noise  pollution  noise  Newsfeed  filter  bubble  algorithm  algorithms  differentiate  differentiation  snacking  user  behaviour  aggregation  aggregator  Digg  Reddit  user  generated  content  business  model  content  marketing  native  advertising  mobile  homescreen  mobile  first  attention  span  Millennials  generationy  distraction  journalismus  investigative  journalism  journalism  Huffington  Post  AOL  Yahoo!  Yahoo  Y!  Flipboard  Facebook  Twitter  e-mail  Platform  TOS 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Apple reveals new Music app to rival Spotify - BBC News
Apple has announced a new app that combines a streaming song and music video library, an internet radio station and a way for artists to share unreleased tracks and other material. It includes a recommendation system that uses both human curators and computer algorithms to suggest songs. [...] "Apple is arriving late to the music streaming business, due in part to Steve Jobs' refusal to believe that music subscription services would ever work," said James McQuivey from the Forrester consultancy. But, he added, that he believed it would catch up with market leader Spotify's 15 million paying subscribers in less than a year. Another analyst suggested Apple might face a challenge explaining all the features on offer. "Apple Music is a complex mix of services including music streaming, live radio, music discovery and social interaction with artists, [...] three month free subscription [ $9.99 (£6.50)] and family bundle [14.99 up to 6 ppl] [...] Beats 1 [is free] // apple.co/1IrFWfp
Apple  Spotify  curation  content  curation  Signal  vs.  Noise  pollution  The  Wars  Entertainment  Entertainment  Industry  Music  Industry  Apple  Music  Tidal  Pandora  Rdio  subscription  model  business  model  freemium  Apple  Pay 
june 2015 by asterisk2a
Google, Yahoo Have Had Talks to Buy Flipboard - WSJ
Hot on the news that Twitter considered acquiring Flipboard earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal reports that the curate-your-own-magazine company has also had talks with Yahoo and Google, making it seem likely that it will be acquired by one company or another sooner rather than later.
Flipboard  curation  content  curation  algorithm  filter  bubble  Newsfeed  Yahoo  Y!  Yahoo!  Twitter 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
San Francisco’s independent retailers disrupt themselves to survive | PandoDaily
[ Don't compete directly with Amazon, price is not a long-term, sustainable business model ] “I was sitting next to a woman that I know, but who isn’t all that into comics. She told me that she didn’t really know where to begin, but if I would pick out a comic every month and send it to her, she would buy it. And a lightbulb just went off,” Hibbs said. Since then, he has purchased the domain graphicnovelclub.com and set out to do just that. For $20 a month, anyone in the world can sign up to receive the comic that Hibbs and his staff deem to be the best release that month. He’s also just set up a $15 a month graphic novel of the month club for kids. In addition to the book shipment, club members can attend or watch monthly book-club meetings, often featuring call-ins from the books’ artists and authors. [...] Each of these three businesses has built a devoted followings over many years, and occupies a cultural niche that comes preloaded with die-hard fandom.
pure  play  brick  and  mortar  business  eTailer  Retail  niche  Amazon  differentiate  differentiation  curation  content  curation  subscription  model  e-commerce  Brand  1000  True  Fans  offline  experience  shared  experience  urbanisation  tourism 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Google and blogs: “Shit.” – Marco.org
Landscaped changed dramatically ~2009/10 forward for blogs/content creators. >> blogs have to be now niche, focused, regular content w engagement (due to algos/ranking), ... // "If you want traffic, Google’s arc makes clear to publishers, you’re going to have to pay for it." Include Facebook. Include Twitter (Promoted Tweets). Include Snapchat (Discover, Linkedin (Pulse). >> All gained sized, thus noise, people gaming the system, ... thus owner changes rules and system for his/her advantage and gain (profit maximization). // // even content curators (by hand) can be 1/2 noise. And the summaries are just shorter bouts of noise to scan through (medium.com, Mahalo) - its like joining the dark force. // Things come and go in waves/trends; thus the next wave/trend could be self-published long-form niche content partially free (The Information, ebooks, Pando) which are remarkable (Seth Godin) // snacking is SO western lifestyle, even for information/news - is lowering productivity/focus
Google  Search  Newsfeed  Twitter  content  discovery  content  distribution  Blogging  blogosphere  blog  blogs  techmeme  HuffPo  Huffington  Post  Social  Media  Tumblr  filter  bubble  email  BuzzFeed  SEO  SEM  Google  News  YouTube  Signal  vs.  Noise  pollution  Linkbait  linkbaiting  Clickbait  click  bait  distraction  mobile  homescreen  mobile  first  mobile  phone  user  behaviour  friction  frictionless  tl;dr  Blogger  Platform  TOS  Wordpress  long-tail  1000  True  Fans  AdSense  DoubleClick  Snapchat  linkedin  engine  content  curation  differentiate  differentiation  Seth  Godin  24-hour  cycle  addiction  Listicle  Appification  snacking  western  lifestyle  book  Information  Diet  productivity  publishing  2.0  publishing  RSS  bookmark  Silicon  Valley  exploitation  sociology  psychology  FOMO  YOLO  life  lesson  life  hacker 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
Author And YouTuber John Green Tells Advertisers To Stop Worrying About Eyeballs | TechCrunch
John Green talked about how he and his brother Hank built a devoted following of “nerdfighters” on YouTube, contributing to the enormous success of his book. In fact, they’ve built an online video business with 30 employees. But Green’s ad revenue is outweighed by things like crowdfunding and merchandise — and that ad revenue is falling by 5 percent every year. He acknowledged that’s not true for everyone on YouTube. Nonetheless, he argued, “Many of the strongest communities are dramatically undervalued by advertisers, forcing YouTubers to find other paths.” [...] And sure, distraction is fine, but Green doesn’t see himself and other “passionate YouTubers” as being in “the distraction business.” Instead, the best shows are in “the community business,” and he watches them because they help him “grapple with and consider the problems and questions way down deep there in the darkness. [...] focusing on eyeballs is a crummy way to measure the success and value [...] eyeball biz shrinking!
YouTube  content  creator  creator  digital  economy  digital  content  business  model  AdSense  Google  The  Wars  community  management  community  CrowdFunding  merchandise  Signal  vs.  Noise  distraction  Reality  TV  television  scripted-reality  TV  TV  Series  Clickbait  Linkbait  linkbaiting  pageviews  Page  Views  viral  coefficient  virality  Video  filter  bubble  content  curation  curation  Newsfeed  algorithm 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Apple poaches top producers from BBC Radio 1 for new Spotify rival - Music Business Worldwide
Apple poaches BBC staffers - Apple has hired four producers from BBC Radio 1 to work for its upcoming music-streaming service, according to Music Business Worldwide. The hires are thought to be motivated by Apple’s desire to find emerging artists and provide “the contextual appeal of British broadcast radio” on its service. (via Pando)
Apple  Spotify  differentiate  differentiation  curation  curator  content  curation  Amazing  Radio  Pandora  Rdio  Deezer 
april 2015 by asterisk2a
Drowning In The Livestreams | TechCrunch
everyone is shouting .... The problem is the incentives are aligned all wrong. Livestreaming apps want content and engagement, so they’re built to make starting a stream as quick and frictionless as possible. Livestreaming apps are not designed to make you take a deep breath and consider whether anyone gives a shit about what you’re going to broadcast. // vs. measurement of quality metrics like Medium measures reading time. // vs ephemeral nature of Snapchat - guaranteed attention. - // and FOMO,
attention  span  attention  Signal  vs.  Noise  content  curation  filter  bubble  Newsfeed  recommendation  Internet  user  generated  content  pollution  Twitter  Tumblr  Periscope  Meerkat  Facebook  Linkbait  linkbaiting  Clickbait  YouTube  user  experience  frictionless  Instagram  status  anxiety  Celebrity  of  You  Vine  engagement  KPI  Snapchat  FOMO  Notification  mobile  homescreen  mobile  first  mobile  phone  user  behaviour  ustream  Qik 
march 2015 by asterisk2a
Zane Lowe to leave Radio 1 in March - BBC Newsbeat
[ is Apple getting into content? Or is Zane Lowe going to be an editor for 'featuring' new albums and artists on its new streaming platform?! ] --- BBC Radio 1 DJ @ZaneLowe stepping down in March to move to US & work for Apple, BBC reports; Lowe joined station in '03; known for championing emerging artists & for his 'Masterpieces' series, in which he plays a full album & interviews artist; Apple's subscription music streaming service expected to launch this summer
Apple  iTunes  Spotify  Deezer  Rdio  Pandora  content  curation  Signal  vs.  Noise  filter  bubble 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Anybody who can't make money off iPads or TUAW should get out of the money-making business | iMore
But just because AOL can't make money off a niche blog, that doesn't mean the niche blog is dead: It just needs to evolve. We might be looking at a future where niche blogs stay far away from multi-million dollar corporations, and find different forms of money-making apart from blanket advertising. Ben Thompson wrote a fantastic piece this morning on blogging's bright future that follows those lines: No, it's not scale that is the problem, but rather reach. I am, of course, acutely aware that there is a tradeoff when it comes to the subscription business model: by making something scarce, and worth paying for, you are by definition limiting your number of readers. Stratechery, though, serves a niche, and niches are best served by making more from customers who really care than from milking pennies from everyone.
bloggers  Blogger  Blogging  The  Content  Wars  Signal  vs.  Noise  filter  bubble  niche  Content  audience  1000  True  Fans  business  model  business  plan  economies  of  scale  scale  AOL  Yahoo!  interactive  paid  freemium  digital  long-tail  Gary  Vaynerchuk  creator  curation  distribution  discovery  native  branded  native  advertising  advertisement  advertising  marketing  micro 
february 2015 by asterisk2a
Introducing Place Tips in News Feed | Facebook Newsroom
Facebook launches location-specific Place Tips for iPhone; appears at top of News Feed when user enters establishment; tapping displays friends' comments & photos related to business; also shows maps, restaurant menus, etc; viewing does not post to Facebook or reveal location; also testing w/ beacons in NYC // http://www.businessinsider.com/the-swarm-and-foursquare-backstory-and-progress-2014-10 >> "In late 2013, Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley and his leadership team decided it was time to rethink things. If the company was founded today, what would the app look like? What would the experience feel like?" // &! http://taylordavidson.com/2014/apps &! http://features.en.softonic.com/why-single-use-apps-like-yo-could-take-over-your-smartphone
Facebook  geolocation  location  foursquare  Yelp  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  differentiation  differentiate  features  feature  Big  Data  Appification  Single-Use  App  unbundeling  user  experience  user  behaviour  user  acquisition  UI  UX  business  strategy  focus  focused  simplification  simplicity  product  management  Product/Market  Fit  product  experience  Design  Minimal  Viable  multi-product  company  Officer  discovery  curation 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
How a fake Star Wars trailer reveals everything wrong with “content journalism” | PandoDaily
But one outlet, eager to compete in what the Awl’s John Herrman calls “The Content Wars,” ( http://www.theawl.com/slug/the-content-wars ie http://www.theawl.com/2014/11/the-john-oliver-video-sweepstakes-finale ) made a huge error in its play for Star Wars trailer traffic: It posted a fake trailer. [...] How many hours a year do bloggers, interns, and homepage editors of news sites spend writing the same article and embedding the same video as their competitors? Couldn’t this time be better devoted to finding new stories or new avenues for analysis? [...] It’s hard to blame publishers. They need clicks to placate advertisers who, after all, are the ones paying most of our salaries. But if this Rolling Stone mess-up teaches us anything it’s that, while competitive click-chasing can be a dangerous game, it’s always easy to cover up your mistakes.
The  Content  Wars  throwaway  short-form  digital  creator  Signal  vs.  Noise  pollution  contextual  curation  paid  distribution  branded  BuzzFeed  NYTimes  discovery  Niche  Content  micro  algorithm  Newsfeed  Facebook  Twitter  YouTube  Platform  Upworthy  Huffington  Post  business  model  pageviews 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
The Shazam Effect - The Atlantic
"“Because the most-popular songs now stay on the charts for months, the relative value of a hit has exploded. The top 1 percent of bands and solo artists now earn 77 percent of all revenue from recorded music, media researchers report. And even though the amount of digital music sold has surged, the 10 best-selling tracks command 82 percent more of the market than they did a decade ago. The advent of do-it-yourself artists in the digital age may have grown music’s long tail, but its fat head keeps getting fatter.”" &! http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/382837/who-made-pop-music-so-repetitive-you-did/ &! http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/11/24/revenue-streams?currentPage=all &! http://www.katinkahesselink.net/his/influence-theosophy.html &! http://ma.tt/2014/11/science-of-hits/
Music  Industry  Entertainment  Industry  Hollywood  Indie  Music  Big  Data  Spotify  analytics  prediction  filter  bubble  filters  filter  algorithm  content  curation  individuality  curation  curator  Tipping  Point  celebrity  culture  sociology  psychology  Fame  pageviews  business  model  influencer  influence  long-tail  longtail  ProAm  YouTube  Platform  Social  Media 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Google News Displaying "Suggested For You" Stories Customized To Match Your Interests
[the new Google is not like the old Google] "The goal is to surface narrow and local topics specific to you." Bharat says suggestions will change along with the news, “…to keep things fresh and serendipitous.” The feature includes a “Not interested” button so that you can modify what Google News serves up in its suggested content.
Google  News  content  curation  Google  algorithm  Big  Data  metadata  filters  filter  bubble  filter 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Google demonstrates its power over the press by cowing German publishers | PandoDaily
[Google Traffic for all content publishers still huge despite rise of Social Media/Newsfeed, Twitter ] The publishers never really had a chance. Google doesn’t display advertisements on its News product, and no one forced them to allow the company to excerpt their stories. Indeed, Google pulled the excerpts from several large German newspapers in the beginning of October, making it clear that the company thinks publishers need the traffic driven by Google News more than Google needs the article snippets for which publishers are so desperate to be paid. Now those same publications have pulled their lawsuit because of Google’s “overwhelming market power.”
Google  business  model  journalism  journalismus  content  pageviews  Platform  YouTube  TOS  Twitter  Facebook  Google  Search  discovery  content  discovery  content  distribution  distribution  content  curation  paid  content  freemium  algorithm  algo  algorithms 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
iPod Mastermind Tony Fadell On The Death Of The iPod: "You Can't Get Too Nostalgic" | Co.Design | business design
As for the future of music: It's not iPods, iPhones, or iPads. It's apps that read your mind. "Now that we all have access to all the music we could ever want, discoverability is the new Holy Grail," Fadell says. "Using machine learning and AI to figure out context, so that the celestial jukebox knows the perfect song for every occasion."
discovery  Signal  vs.  Noise  filter  bubble  filters  filter  curator  content  curation  curation  AI  algorithm  algorithms  algos  algo 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Knowing when to pivot | WSGR Startup Basics - YouTube
>> iterated on the idea - http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/17/classpass-lands-12-million-series-a-led-by-fritz-lanman-hank-vigil/ "At launch, the company was originally centered around logistics, allowing users to discover new classes, complete with reviews, pricing info, and schedules, and then sign up to attend these classes. Turns out, paying per individual classes (no matter how easily you can discover them) was too much of an obstacle to users. [... >>> ...] Classtivity Pivots To Subscription Model So You Actually Work Out. [...] Turns out, finding a class isn’t as difficult as actually going to a class, which is why most fitness-based business models revolve around packages. That said, Classtivity is today pivoting to offer the same access to fitness classes with a brand new business model."
Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  Pivot  Lean  Start-Up  iteration  frictionless  friction  discovery  offline  experience  shared  experience  user  experience  business  model  curation  curator  niche  specialization  ClassPass  Payal  Kadakia 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Reddit Raising Big Funding Round With Help From Y Combinator Contacts | Re/code
Sources said the almost-anything-goes site has reached a preliminary agreement to sell less than 10 percent of the company for more than $50 million. That could give the company a valuation of upward of $500 million. Given investors’ new-found appetite for content companies — see: BuzzFeed, Twitch — Reddit’s valuation may swell significantly by the time the deal is done, well above the $400 million it was looking for in 2013. [...] 133 million visitors a month +++ http://pando.com/2014/09/08/can-investors-throw-money-at-reddit-without-losing-their-souls/
Reddit  content  BuzzFeed  community  Twitch  YouTube  curation  content  curation  Niche  mainstream  Newsfeed  Twitter  content  network  content  distribution  content  discovery  publishing  2.0  Upworthy  Digg  stumbleupon 
september 2014 by asterisk2a
Angst vor Amazons Übermacht | Kulturjournal | NDR - YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQcxdWNGaug // books as cultural good. could non-mainstream authors and publishers/agencies survive in a marketplace where only mainstream sells and is promoted - via Amazon's recommendation engine (algo curation) !!??
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
How Jonah Peretti and BuzzFeed Got to $850 Million | Re/code
BuzzFeed +500 people. Even if you want to slight the company as nothing more than a Reddit repackager, someone has to do that repackaging. But if you’re only looking at BuzzFeed as a media company, then that $850 million might seem optimistic. Last year, people around the company pegged BuzzFeed’s 2013 revenue at $60 million, and now they’re supposedly on track for $120 million. Which means Dixon and his co-workers at Andreessen Horowitz are likely valuing Jonah Perreti’s company at something like 10x trailing 12-month sales. Investors value the New York Times at 1.2x sales. Time Inc. is at 0.77x. Time Warner, which mints money, is at 2x. + Are There Internet Dialects? http://youtu.be/SDPasRas5u0 Transporting Internet language, dialects, memes etc and ideas how to present stuff in an enlightening manner to mainstream. Still, thank god, there is a gap and lets hope there will always be a gap. ++ !! "most revenues come from creating ads for other brands" !! ++ http://bit.ly/1r64hlX
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august 2014 by asterisk2a
Airbnb Taps Business Travel Market With Concur - Digits - WSJ
https://www.airbnb.co.uk/business-travel - Airbnb partners w/ expense-software maker Concur ($5.13B mkt cap) to let corporate customers book apartments & homes directly through Concur's service; Airbnb is also launching a new site that lets business customers find rentals that are most likely to appeal to professionals.
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Native advertising remains an awkward — but very necessary — mess | PandoDaily
http://bit.ly/1rRdtax "“We can buy page views… but we can’t buy time spent,” Segrist said, euphorically. The New York Times jumped “full force” into native 12 months ago, according to Tomich. “It’s been incredibly successful,” he said. “Success is limitless with this type of advertising.”" | http://bit.ly/1nZKdcB + http://bit.ly/1rzyfxM + http://bit.ly/1umjzEp + http://bit.ly/1zbHXYd + http://bit.ly/1rzJEMB "Facebook is no longer a social network. It’s the world’s most powerful news reader [...] I no longer go to the New York Times front page to start my day. I get there through the ‘side door.’ Facebook. [...] Facebook drives massively more referral traffic than Twitter, and publishers I’ve surveyed confide that the ratio can be as high as ten or twenty to one. [Even Pinterest comes before Twitter]" + http://bit.ly/1A0SAhX + http://bit.ly/1xbawCh
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
The Long Game Part 1: Why Leonardo DaVinci was no genius on Vimeo
honing your craft, put the work in, grind it out, ... sort of the 10k hour rule by gladwell - sort of. // Part 2: http://vimeo.com/87448006 // ++ THE GAP by Ira Glass - http://vimeo.com/85040589 - hone your skill your craft by putting stuff out. period. // ++ “The most important possible thing you can do is do a lot of work.” [...] The question of what makes someone successful has occupied some of history’s greatest minds. For Alexander Graham Bell, success was bound to befall the person “who carefully advances step by step, with his mind becoming wider and wider.” [... prolonged exposure ... grit ... personal growth and professional growth mindset ... there is no overnight success. ] http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/29/ira-glass-success-daniel-sax/
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
You gotta read this! — Maker’s Perspective — Medium
org - http://www.borthwick.com/weblog/2014/07/11/you-gotta-read-this-thoughts-about-reading-and-internet-media-use/ "And since publishers — news organizations — are thinking that we aren’t reading, many of them focus on simple topline metrics like uv’s, page views, shares and likes and don’t track or use engagement metrics to manage their business. Another bad loop. [....] [... the user divide ...] It seems like we have two opposing trends going on simultaneously. On one end of the curve rabid sharing is driving an attention cycle of seconds but on the other end people are reading and watching more. The social web has flattened web sites and made the home page irrelevant to many sites — simultaneously the shift to the phone/tablet and the mobile app internet is unbundling the web that we knew. The combination of these two trends is changing media and how we use and experience it."
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Gillmor Gang: Pass the Buck - Gillmor Gang | TechCrunch TV (July 3rd, 2014)
Facebook feed a/b test - psychology/sociology study. Twitter product vision and leadership ... revenue/user ... history repeats itself; see Yahoo! - Wall Street fetish with GROWTH $$$: 'Either u get more users or more money per users. But we want to see the money!!!' << Unsustainable long-term, no long-term view. +++ where to post your content, types of content - intentions, where is the most and best engagement - ROI. +++ Linkedin's vertical content strategy to remain relevant (in an age where you are a media company and then X) and thus increase engagement and uniques and distribution. << adding value with this type of product - a product/feature adjacent to core product value proposition !!! Adding value to consumer - 99% free [do they have promoted content feature - paid content promotion?]
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july 2014 by asterisk2a
Why AOL Should Not Have Bought Huffington Post And Patch - Forbes
AOL's media business not profitable ie Huffpost and Patch not profitable. ... Q can large scale internet only media units not be profitable? - Is that a law? like gravity? Why is gawker profitable, because it doesn't have the excess, overhead and perks AOL's media unit got. << lots of execs, vp's, directors, lots of reporting that isn't really work, vertical structure - hierarchy. || Gawker Media is a Cayman Islands-incorporated online media company and blog - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gawker_Media "In 2009, the corporation was estimated to be worth $300 million, with $60 million in advertising revenues and more than $30 million in operating profit.[3]" || >> Lesson - don't build overhead, stuff that is not doing actual work for the business to turn a operational profit. || http://bit.ly/1q1BQ4G + http://bit.ly/1i29pU0 + http://read.bi/1lqvmg9 + http://bit.ly/1pyGZ6j + http://bit.ly/1kWGL6i ||
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june 2014 by asterisk2a
Costolo’s plan to make Twitter all about entertainment makes perfect sense | PandoDaily
"There are huge dollars in entertainment– more than in news and certainly more than in what your friend had for lunch. Twitter is the only force on earth that argues against time shifting. Sure you can TiVo the Oscars. But you better not open Twitter for two hours if you do. And lastly, with “just” 300 million users or so Twitter desparately needs to go mainstream. Like it or not, this is a generation of consumer Web companies graded on the Facebook and LinkedIn curves. You gotta either have the size of the former or the monetization of the latter. The lowest common denominator on global culture are movies, music, TV, and sports. As his friend Ryan Seacrest can attest, more people vote for American Idol hopefuls than elected officials." || Twitter is now a live stream of what is happening. The shortest & most accessible form to NOW. Not more. Not less. Your hourly quick fix. Part of the home screen. Next to Snapchat & WhatsApp & FB ... + http://bit.ly/1rkVyMh + http://bit.ly/1g1LJeO
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may 2014 by asterisk2a
The Bouncevlog (Castles, Friendly Security, and Shay's Interview) - YouTube
The cool kids in high school are now the cool kids on YouTube. ... Twitter, Fb, and YT and Google are internet commodities. Instagram, Gifs, Vine, ... are the new hip stuff to be on to create for. Tumblr seems to be in the middle. as does foursquare. ....
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march 2014 by asterisk2a
▶ Genius Network® Presents: Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of Vaynermedia, interviewed by Joe Polish - YouTube
click through rate rock bottom. emerging platforms. + social media (work) is a marathon of investment. + attention span. + storytelling + extrovert + love the game (social media, internet - as a business) + legacy over currency + being right over the long-term + haters, hate - don't dismiss criticism. feedback. continue to critically think and keep executing. thus staying relevant. the marathon. + ad targeting + "Social Media is the only substitute for money. But it costs you time and knowledge." + Effort + Social Media is Word of Mouth @internet age + Infographics + have to work, effort / drive. Play xbox when your are well off. "I don't like complaining." + Social Media is sweet science. Marketing is hard, and it got harder. + "Marketing is applied Psychology." is Seduction. is Dating. + Freemium, giving away some content, luring them in. Content Marketing. MicroContent. Jab Jab Jab Ask. + Life gives to the giver and takes from takers.
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december 2013 by asterisk2a
The outrage and sadness of Google Reader's demise
the extinction of Reader signifies the mainstream rejection of RSS as a hands-on tool for organizing a living library of real-time information flow. It has been eclipsed by social content discovery. As Brian Alvey, chief scientist of Ceros and creator of Blogsmith (Engadget's publishing platform) noted, "Dear RSS: @Twitter won." "putting content where the users live." - as every content platform is different, so should be the content. a tweet looks horrible on FB, a longer FB entry on Twitter looks horrible. a long email doesn't make sense on FB
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march 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC News - I meet Tumblr whizz-kid David Karp
curation is a new, more accessible way to express yourself.

"We used to have a text blurb on our networks, the Geocities - a blank slate you hacked together; then MySpace where you had more structure but you could still hack it to pieces: it was ugly, but it was still very personal, if a little janky looking. Then we got Facebook and we left all that behind, everybody had the same vanilla page, in a big directory of other people."

MySpace went big, was bought by Rupert Murdoch and then declined. Facebook killed MySpace, went public at what looks like a massively over-valued price, and now faces big questions about how it will make money going forward.

Tumblr - and its rival "curating" platforms - are one clue as to what might, one day, if this is even thinkable, kill Facebook. Facebook, to me, is increasingly like a family living room at Christmas in the 1970s, with a lot of people I am supposed to be polite and friendly to.
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november 2012 by asterisk2a
Why Twitter Will Endure - NYTimes.com
By carefully curating the people you follow, Twitter becomes an always-on data stream from really bright people in their respective fields, whose tweets are often full of links to incredibly vital, timely information.
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january 2010 by asterisk2a
Pop-Bestseller Black Eyed Peas: "Klar, die Plattenfirmen haben viel Mist gebaut" - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Nachrichten - Kultur
Will.I.am: Wenn ich wetten müsste, würde ich mein Geld auf die Plattenfirmen setzen. Nicht, weil sie in der Vergangenheit all die großen Künstler und Legenden wie Otis Redding vergewaltigt haben. Die Labels haben viel Mist gebaut, das ist klar. Aber dann muss man auch sehen, wie viele gute Dinge durch die Plattenfirmen entstehen konnten, die unser Leben bereichert haben: Michael Jackson, die Beatles! Ich weiß nicht, wer zukünftige Idole aufbauen und entwickeln soll, wenn nicht die Industrie.

Es geht um das Kuratieren von Musik, um die Entwicklung, die Formung und Betreuung von Künstlern. Im ganzen Internet gibt es keine Abteilung, die das im gleichen Maße leisten kann.
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december 2009 by asterisk2a
Twitter lists and real-time journalism - CNN.com
The rise of real-time journalism
The Web-centric Huffington Post has gone a step further by embedding Twitter Lists on its Web site to create hubs of real-time updates.

For those cast adrift in a sea of content, good news: A "curation" economy is beginning to take shape, tweet by tweet, list by list.

curator curation tastemakers
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november 2009 by asterisk2a
News from 1930
Being a daily summary based upon my reading of the Wall Street Journal from the corresponding day in 1930.
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october 2009 by asterisk2a

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