12-27-2012 12:57 PM
Digg was one of the most iconic of web companies. In between its supersonic rise and meteoric fall, Digg changed the media landscape forever. And it did one more thing – it seeded many more startups by fostering talent. And in doing so, it lives forever.
12-27-2012 12:59 PM
"Having spent more than a decade blogging and nearly twice as much time writing about technology, I have observed some of the well-known names in the industry make their moves. No surprise, I got a courtside view into Digg and the people who made the company. I first met Kevin Rose, Digg’s founder, when he worked for Tech.tv and I worked for Red Herring. Both companies were around the corner from each other. I met Kevin’s partner in Digg, Jay Adelson, when he was busy trying to grow Equinix. Later, Kevin’s other startup, Revision 3, produced and distributed The GigaOM Show."
Wow. Red Herring! Memory lane..
12-27-2012 08:09 PM
Some magazines are doing OK. E.g., The Atlantic, The Economist, Reason, Science, National Geographic...
The tiny tech sub-genre was/is appealing to folk who are just as likely to get their info on-line. But the on-line publishing outfits suffer from credibility problems even worse than their print forebears.
A reporter who can be bought by a 'free' Office 2007 software package and a fern-bar smooze session is more likely to free-lance for Baseline...