"Digital service providers are only required to reported 2 weeks worth of performances a quarter. Moreover, those 2 weeks do not have to be on consecutive days, they can report any 14 days worth of performances within a 3 month period. If your performances do not occur within that period, then there are no reported performances to be compensated for."
"On Thursday, San Ramon saw a big breaking news story, of a 24-year-old menacing police outside a 7-11. They shot and killed him, after a standoff. Take a look at the coverage and you can see that the Contra Costa Timesâ€™ story has more depth, background and nuance. Patchâ€™s story is straightforward, but lacking in those same qualities. That quick comparison may be typical for how a newspaper responds to the big, breaking story â€” one of unusual suburban daily drama â€” as compared to AOLâ€™s user-gen start-up.
"As curious, type â€œSan Ramon shootingâ€ into Google, and on both web and news search, Patch comes up first. In addition, Patchâ€™s story elicited nine comments by late Thursday evening; Contra Costaâ€™s none.
"A small sample, but therein may lay this emerging tale of newspaper vs. Patch competition. The story quality is one thing; the ability to SEO and draw community comment may be another. Thatâ€™s an emerging gulf worth paying attention to."