Content Wheeling and Dealing

from the we-shall-merge-and-conquer dept

Feed and Suck have formed a new media network called “Automatic media”. Their plan, among other things is to increase user-generated content (basically what you all do on Techdirt and Slashdot) on their sites and pursue low cost marketing strategies. Oh and of course hints towards profitability in the near future were also made by each company (it seems to be a standard now in the industry). I have to admit that I’ve always been a proponent of content companies on the Internet, they may not be very profitable but they can make pages pretty “sticky”.

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blue says:

User-generated content?

Just thought I’d comment on the quiet traffic. First off, let me say that I’m a first time caller, long time listener 🙂 I used to be a heavy poster on some of the other sites, but now restrict myself to simple lurking. I mean, with the slew of nerd/geek sites (let’s not forget Usenet), I’m suffering from information overload, nevermind trying to post comments and rebutting replies. I easily eat up a whole day just scanning news sites. Now with less downtime at work I’m limited to loading up A HREF=

Mike (profile) says:

Re: User-generated content?

Heh. Well, we have plenty of “long time listeners” who never chose to call in. The logs make that very clear. It would be nice if more people commented, but I don’t think it’s necessary. I know plenty of people enjoy what they get out of Techdirt, and there’s no reason for them to comment. Hell, if I did this only to get the comments I would have given up a long time ago. I’ve been doing Techdirt for almost three years now, so it’s certainly not for the fame and fortune it’s been bringing me… 🙂

Ryan (profile) says:

Re: Re: User-generated content?

I do it for the Fame and Fortune! Have you seen how my face has been plastered all over Alaska, I’m told that I’m a local hero (at least that’s what I saw in a dream of mine a few nights ago). The fact that I don’t live in Alaska, never read anything much about them and know no one from that state, has nothing to do with it though!

Mike (profile) says:

User-generated content?

You call this user generated content? 😉 Hell, this is my site, and I wouldn’t even spin it to say that we’ve got all that much user generated content. Some, sure, but not a lot. I’m still a little confused as to why though. We’ve got loads and loads of traffic, but it seems we’ve got the quietest traffic in the world. Oh well.

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