Is Amazon reading this blog?

The Way of the Web

It makes total sense for Amazon to use the same model which has served them well to build the retail business – leverage a long tail of website publishers and social network users who can be rewarded in a small financial way if their recommendations result in sales.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #144

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Sprinkle a little Fair Use Doctrine and ubiquitous broadband, and you get this. Would More People Use the Public Library If It Had a Water Slide? - Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #178

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It also resurrects the much-heated debate about what, exactly, is fair use when it comes to books and literature. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see?

Paywall for News.com and Online Community Social Media

Laurel Papworth

From Mumbrella : But to recap, it’s a “freemium” model – enough free content to hang on to advertising revenue; with the more exclusive, analytical and opinion stuff likely to be behind the wall. And the use of YouTube etc to distribute the news about the Paywall.