Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mediactive » Another Short-Sighted News Organization Hands Part of Its Future to Facebook

Not clear the NYT had any feasible alternatives

In a clear example of the asymmetry of power that now exists between Facebook and just about everyone else on the Web, check out the way The New York Times has handed a huge gift to the social networking giant: The Times is requiring that anyone who wants to be a “verified commenter” — and with that a higher form of commenting privileges — must a) have a Facebook account; and b) use that account for identity verification.

Mediactive » Another Short-Sighted News Organization Hands Part of Its Future to Facebook

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