Saturday, September 5, 2009
Mark Cuban: Kill News Aggregators, End Free Links
Disclaimer - I'm a fan of HP and other aggregating sites like DB. However, I've often wondered (at times felt guilty) that I'm getting work of some beat reporter or an exclusive story of a reputable reporter for free (that excludes Faux Noose BTW) - not knowing how that reporter/journalist is being compensated if we didn't pay for it. Advertisement revenues (redirection and clicks in this case) are a good model, but I'm not sure how we can come with the sharing model (or if there's one that can be adapted). Absent any tangible revenues, and explanation for my earlier question, I'm afraid Cuban maybe on to something.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost