March 15, 2011

Quote of the Day

New York Times editor Bill Keller on HuffPo:

"[Arianna Huffington] has discovered that if you take celebrity gossip, adorable kitten videos, posts from unpaid bloggers and news reports from other publications, array them on your website and add a left-wing soundtrack, millions of people will come. [Aggregation too often] amounts to taking words written by other people, packaging them on your own website and harvesting revenue that might otherwise be directed to the originators of the material. In Somalia this would be called piracy. In the mediasphere, it is a respected business model,"
He already apologized; I wish he hadn't.

Posted by Stephen Silver at March 15, 2011 03:16 PM
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