“To get an idea of what kind of challenge Brill and Abramson are facing, we only have to consider…”

November 06 Comments Off on “To get an idea of what kind of challenge Brill and Abramson are facing, we only have to consider…” Category: Feed, Journalism, Tumblr

“To get an idea of what kind of challenge Brill and Abramson are facing, we only have to consider that a well-established writer like Andrew Sullivan of The Daily Dish — who has one of the most successful personal paywalls in the industry — spent a year and barely managed to get to $1 million in revenue. Byliner, whose model was to commission longform work and then sell it on the Kindle, eventually failed and shut down, and so have other ventures aimed at the same market.”

The numbers behind Jill Abramson and Steven Brill’s new media venture don’t add up.

Links 3-30-11: +1, Project Thunderdome, Amazon’s consumer cloud, Against gamification

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The big news of the day is Google’s partial launch of +1, a very geeky answer to the Like or Retweet button. In a move inspired by forum websites of the late 90s, Google is testing a product that allows you to “+1” search results.

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