Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Google Watch - Today in Stupid - Google's Mayer: Facebook Is the Future of Journalism

This just in from the unbiased-observer dept... 

I sincerely hope that the reporter took Mayer's comments out of context because MySpace is the future of journalism in the same way that mold is the future of cheese.

Here's the problem: Google wants more news more often, so they can sell more ads on more pages. That's why blogs are a big business for them, and why they're interested in social networking platforms. That's where all the content creation is taking place. For this reason I'm extremely wary of Google having a voice in journalism debates. Citizen journalism is a good thing, but only if it's buttressed by traditional journalism. 

Source: Google Watch - Today in Stupid - Google's Mayer: Facebook Is the Future of Journalism

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