from the about-time dept
While Jay Rosen was kind enough to compare Forbes' new offering to our Insight Community, I'm not sure it's quite there yet. It looks like Forbes' offering is more just about getting feedback from people, rather than really leveraging the strengths of the community. Frankly, it still amazes me that more media publications don't do more for their community (and in some cases, actively fight their own community). The whole reason media works as a business is because it brings together a community, and then does something with that community. The traditional model was to just sell their eyeballs -- which only gets you so far. I think models that focus on actually using the intelligence in that community to do something useful seems a lot more powerful. Hopefully, Forbes' step in that direction is an indicator that more media publications are realizing there's more to a business model than advertising and subscriptions.