Even more platforms are opening up to allow anyone to publish longer-form content beyond shorter status updates. LinkedIn is the latest example. Medium earlier this year is another. And although Medium is minimal and beautiful, none of these platforms are actually innovative or solve problems that haven’t been solved in the past.
Dave Winer thinks people are “bored with blogging.” As a note, I’m a huge fan of Dave’s thoughts and have been reading his site, Scripting News, for as long as I can remember.
Recently the news broke that CVS would discontinue selling cigarettes. I was surprised, like most people and clicked through my CNN alert to read the news with interest. The basics of the announcement are this, as reported on CNN.com:
There’s been a picture circulating on the Internet for years that McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets are comprised of some mysterious type of pink goop. Here’s that image if you’ve never seen it.
While it was pretty clear from the first half which team was going to win the Super Bowl, the Brand Bowl carried much more excitement as ads vied for attention with the typical over-the-top drama.
Oh NYT. What are we going to do with you this month? First you run an op-ed so out of touch with reality it made the AARP look trendy. Now you run a story on Twitter that would make a newbie metablogger blush.