Most of dynamical system have a cyclic fashion: if google and facebook will cannibalize content makers they'll run out of contents. In the bush under the fallen giants a new generation of wannabe-monopolists will eventually grow. Our ancestors were sort of rats escaping from dinosaurs' feet.

Anyway we don't want to be cannibalized, so it's, still and again, time to find a strategy.


Vito

Il 18/04/2016 23:15, Andreas Kolbe ha scritto:
Thanks, Pine. Some stand-out quotes from the article:

<quote>
*85 cents of every new dollar spent in online advertising will go to Google
or Facebook, said Brian Nowak, a Morgan Stanley analyst.*
<end of quote>

<quote>
*Facebook also announced that it would open up Instant Articles — which
encourage publishers to post their content directly to Facebook — to “any
publisher.” ...*


*... the rate at which links to outside websites are shared on Facebook,
compared with videos and Instant Articles, has declined. ...*

*Mr. Denton, once known for harsh assessments of the media business, struck
a conciliatory tone. “The Instant Articles deal seems great,” he said in an
interview last week. “Users get relevant stories and relevant ads. It’s the
realization of that particular Internet dream.*
<end of quote>

Wikipedia is being re-packaged and re-branded in the Knowledge Graph, the
Amazon Echo, in Facebook, and so forth, complete with ads and commercial
tie-ins.

In much the same way, media companies' content is about to be packaged and
re-branded in Facebook, with part of the ad money going to Facebook instead
of the people who researched, wrote and checked the content. (At least the
content producers are getting *some* of the money from Facebook, unlike
Wikimedia, which gets nothing.)

Consumer behaviour is turning Google and Facebook into ultra-rich
behemoths, creating a media landscape dominated by monopolists that know
everything about you: what you read, what you buy, what you're thinking
about, who your friends are.

Sometimes I think 1984 will come. It'll just be fifty years late.

Andreas

On Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 6:29 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote:

This article is interesting in light of discussions about Wikimedia
readership, audience, and fundraising, so I'm passing along the link for
anyone else who might be interested.


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/18/business/media-websites-battle-falteringad-revenue-and-traffic.html

Sounds like Wikimedia has a lot of company in struggling with traffic and
audience. It might be interesting for WMF to have some dialogue with
content-producing organizations about this subject.

Pine
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