My link collection series is now in a separate feed. You can find it here.
As might be aware of, every day (well almost) I publish a collection of the most important link for that day - within the confines of new media. It was immediately a big hit when launched it over 7 months ago, but it meant that my feeds dramatically increased in volume.
This introduced a problem of information overload. People I have suggested that I did one of three things.
I can certainly understand that, as I too see more than one thousand links every day. But when I asked on Twitter if I should drop, another group immediately jumped in saying "NO!! Don't do that. It is really valuable to me."
That was also a very good idea, and exactly what I have done now (check the link above).
Also a very good suggestion, which, unfortunately, isn't practically feasible. You see, while "What You Need To Know Today" is very popular, they only last for one day. And the result of that is that the advertising per "What you need..." article is only about $3.
Yup... that's it.
Because the time-frame is so short, it never grows to a point where it is economically sound. I'm basically running "What You Need to Know" at a loss.
I can certainly understand why you want me to write a summary, but the numbers just doesn't add up. The extra time spent would require 10 times as much traffic. With a time-span being only a single day, it simply isn't possible.
Almost every time a news site launched something new, they also cover the same stories the same way.
Editorial analytics is the tool we use to define how to report the news.
Google wants to build tracking into the browser, and then remove personal identifiers ... but is that good?
AIs can be both good and bad, but using an AI to fake some text is always bad.
Many people in the media wants newspapers to be tax exempt, but what about the rest of the media?
When a publishers says that WhatsApp converts 12 times more people than their website, what does that actually mean?
Facebook said that it wouldn't block misleading political ads, so let's talk about that
Cookies today are doing all kinds of bad things, but did you know that the original creators wanted to stop that?
We all knew this would happen, but Google won't pay publishers for snippets.
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