Great roundup of the most significant web technologies — links to lots of top-10 lists, and pulling out the geospatially significant ones. Very useful. Download and listen to the podcast for commentary, but all the links are in the show notes here.
"Hereâ€™s my concern. If Iâ€™m right and print advertising costs are fundamentally irrational, then itâ€™s possible that the way weâ€™ve built media in the United States canâ€™t survive a transition to a more rational market. That would be bad. Newspapers arenâ€™t just businesses – they serve a critical function in a democratic society.
"What if advertising worked pretty well as a way of subsidizing public interest journalism only so long as advertisers didnâ€™t understand the effectiveness of their ads? What if ad supported journalism is only viable in a world where we radically overvalue the worth of ads?
"What if the model that brought us Upton Sinclair and Woodward and Bernstein – impression advertising – canâ€™t bring us into the future because itâ€™s based on uneven distribution of information and bad math?"