Old Media Whines About Blogs on Google

Old Media ExecWhile offline media filters always favored the rich, Google’s search algorithms don’t care how much money a website publisher makes. Faced with this newly level playing field, old media execs whine that well-linked blogs are killing them in Google SERPs. Now they’re asking Google to artificially raise their search positions, simply because they’re Big Media.

Steve Rubel points out three huge flaws in old media’s arguments: Click here to continue reading “Old Media Whines About Blogs on Google”…

Seattle Post-Intelligencer Abandons Print

Seattle Post-IntelligencerSince computer nerds are the first to ditch print for the Web, the death of print started with the top computer geek publication of them all: PC Magazine. It continued into something slightly less geeky: Electonic Gaming Monthly.

Now the death of print cascades into something decidedly more mainstream. After 146 years of selling dead trees, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer just ditched print to go completely online. Yesterday’s edition was the last to be printed. The P-I is Seattle’s oldest newspaper, and by far the largest American newspaper to make the jump. Click here to continue reading “Seattle Post-Intelligencer Abandons Print”…