2 thoughts on “Dear God, bloggers have been outsourced

  1. It’s a scheme to monetize free information, repackage it, and sell it as “intelligence.”

    We did the same thing in the early 1980s, and called them “newsletters,” targeted to specific audiences — like “Kiplinger’s” for investors, and political risk newsletters for the staff of big corps.

    Now, because the cost of computing has come down so much, they can track word mentions (as in the “word cloud” graphics) and score opinions for occurrence and depth, using typical social science methods.

    Clever headline, though!

  2. I’m reminded of Izzy Stone who once said something along the lines that the most important news was in fact in the newspaper, it was just buried on page 15.

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