The generosity of David Carr
The impression David left on people is indelible. If you met him once, or if you knew him for years, he was someone you could not forget.
I think the issue is that there’s an approval process that slows things down, rather than a sandbox that prevents them from making those mistakes in the first place.
If you can know where the boundaries are and protect users from having apps jump over the boundaries, you should, in theory, be able to let app developers go straight to market with updates rather than force them to go through an approval process.
We reached an inflection point long ago. The vast majority of users prefer apps over mobile web as they continue to prefer mobile over desktop in increasing numbers.
The problem is that the folks who create what we consume don’t have the same ability to create and iterate with the same flexibility and ease when…
There’s two schools of thought when it comes to publishing news.
There’s the traditional approach, where you take your time and make sure you have multiple named sources you’re personally and directly in contact with. That is, in my mind, the best possible way to ensure you’re getting your facts straight.
I’ve been flooded with messages of support since we shut down. I asked permission to share these messages from the folks who sent them. I have been so amazed and humbled by how much people really had emotionally invested in Circa. It makes me feel really proud of what we were able to build and the impact we have now created in the industry.
It’s funny watching publishers produce content for micropub platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Kik, etc) but won’t do it for themselves.
Welcome to a micropublishing world, where most people are on smartphones, and you’re helping build empires elsewhere instead of your own.
I’ve been saying this for awhile but Mat really articulates it well here. Today, reports that Facebook will display full content from New York Times and others natively inside Facebook, compounds the fact that publishers aren’t willing to do what Facebook will do for them: build an optimal reading experience for mobile (particularly…
We see this every time a new toy comes around that happens to grab the attention of a small group of people in the tech and media bubble. A few months ago it was “Yo,” which many of you probably have already forgotten was a way to notify people by push notification with a simple “Yo” message. Breathless think pieces by tech columnists ensue declaring it the future…
I know there are many folks in the media business who spend a great deal of time trying to figure out how to build a better mousetrap.
Mousetraps are not built for the benefit of the mouse.
I’m not interested in building mousetraps. I’m not interested in the type of A/B testing that wants to know what delivers the most…
Nobody seems to really understand what the FCC Net Neutrality ruling means. Does it mean the FCC will step in and roll-back deals that companies like Netflix have made to get faster data transmission with companies like Verizon?
Experts I have spoken to basically say: we don’t know yet what it means.