"In the tech world, “Influential Bloggers” often means “Influenced Bloggers"
Dangerous Blend | Monday Note
Interesting views on the influence of advertisers on journalism. With online journalism being primarily driven by traffic, and journalists pay tied to the number of unique visitors, which in turn is paid for by advertisers, means there’s little incentive to more than provide whatever catches the interest of the masses (which may strikingly differ from what serious readers—the kind who would subscribe to a print newspaper or magazine—want). That bodes ill for the future of journalism.
"The deployment of drones in Libya underscores my first fear about the Libya intervention: That we’re seeking regime change without acknowledging our desire for regime change, and without acting in a way that would bring about regime change, just stalemate. A stalemate that will not be brought to an end by the use of drones."
"Our sole objective is to create an no-fly zone to protect innocent civilians! PS, actually, we meant fight on the side of the rebels! PPS, actually, we meant regime change! PPPS, actually, we meant, install a new regime that’s favorable to us! PPPPS, actually, we meant, control oil and gain strategic foothold in the Middle East!"