Technology and the Future of the Newspaper – Slideshow

Tim O’Reilly’s comprehensive slideshow makes several points about the accelerating speed and syndication of information:

  • The real time functionality of the new information distribution systems, elegantly demonstrated by Twitter, is critical to reporting.
  • Social Networks facilitate content distribution, and media brands power content credibility

A key function of a publishing brand is the bestowal of status by what you pay attention to

  • Advice to major brands like the New York Times: “build the platform and your customers and partners will build features before you do”. Note how the open source Twitter API spawned a riot of applications. The New York Times API, or other media brand APIs can potentially do the same thing – and leverage the content NYT creates and distributes.

Yes, I would like to see Tim’s narrative accompanying the keynote.

About Pat Kitano

Patrick Kitano works with brands in developing hyperlocal engagement solutions and is administrator of the Breaking News Network, a national hyperlocal network devoted to community service. He is the author of The Local Network on Street Fight, and is reachable via Twitter @pkitano and email

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