Oh man, I’ve been trying to think through all the issues I’ve had with media for years. I have about seven drafts of a post, but I can give them up now, this just hit the nail perfectly. Wonderfully articulated.
What you’re suggesting is that we need to de-commoditize content.
A big thing that needs to be addressed in this Amazonian evolution of publishing (which BuzzFeed is leading), is Gabriel’s point that providing information is now a commodity:
I believe there are opportunities to re-think the role publishing plays in society, moving beyond providing information — now a commodity — and into…