Differentiation can flow from the writer, but also from the subject. That is why the Substack model could help deliver the local news business model.
Substack is at the center of media controversy, most of which misses the point that sovereign writers — not Substack — are in control.
More on Spotify via interviews with Daniel Ek; then, Facebook and the Australian government come to an agreement that still entails paying off publishers.
Google gives in in Australia, not to the government, but to News Corp. Facebook, meanwhile, pulls out; they are right on the merits, but terrible at the politics.
Clubhouse will do for audio what Twitter, Instagram Stories, and TikTok did for text, images, and video.
Considering a world of memes is uncomfortable, and perhaps explains why journalists want a world of information control. The problem is that we will never be better at this than China.
Information on the Internet is conveyed by memes, which can be anything and everything. The real world impacts are only now being understood.
Journalism cannot afford to be divorced from business realities; that applies to Australia, the New York Times, and even Andreessen Horowitz.
Twitter’s acquisition of Revue points to a huge opportunity for the company; can the company execute well enough to take advantage?
Substack is a threat to the media, but its business prospects are threatened by the same forces threatening all of media.