Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: Nobody Is Listening

There’s been a bit of bloggery agonizing of late about the possibility that no one is listening to the endless stream of sharing via status updates and other social networking tools.

As in, if a check-in falls in the forest, does it make a sound?

It’s a good question to answer, given all the effort being put into the social medium.

And here is a bracing diatribe on the subject by Loren Feldman of 1938 Media, which is well worth a listen:


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work