…sed revenue model makes many of these “problems” look more like a feature of the system than a bug. Too much power is in too few hands, the architechturalists say, and the ad-based revenue model is making these gatekeepers terrible managers.
…eated incentives for people to pay attention to the quality of the content they created and shared. Traffic to one’s website depended on other people placing links to it. An open marketplace of ideas organically tended to promote good over bad content.
… groups without ever having to explain how each promise fits within a broader framework of thought. In short their message is that, far from bringing people together, the internet allows them to isolate themselves into smaller groups of like-minded people.
Make no mistake. Innovation isn’t about ideas, it’s about solving problems. The truth is that nobody cares about your ideas, they care about the problems you can solve for them. The reason most people can’t innovate isn’t because they don’t have ideas, but because they lack th…
The truth is that there is no one path to innovation. Everybody has to find their own way. Just because someone had success with one strategy doesn’t mean it’s right for the problem you need to solve. So the best advice is to gather as many tools for your toolbox as you can.
…ze that, given my editorial confessions, I’m not exactly on the moral high ground, but hear me out: Nothing will change until readers actively change their reading behavior online — by refusing to read or share news by disreputable sites or by paying for quality editorial that doesn’t rely on advertising. We all need to think critically about what we are reading. We need to think for ourselves.
That’s why we’re quick to think that most terrorists are Muslims, even though that isn’t true. Or that the world is only getting worse, even though that isn’t true. Or that terrorist attacks pose a greater threat to our well-being than sugar, even though that isn’t true. Or that the financial crisis started in 2008, even though that isn’t true. Or that crime is going up in the United States, even though that isn’t true.