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.