[LINK] Rupert Murdoch vs. the Internet

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Mon Jan 11 08:52:43 AEDT 2010

On 11/01/2010, at 8:37 AM, Ivan Trundle wrote:
> On 10/01/2010, at 10:53 PM, Kim Holburn wrote:
>>> The News Corp. founder and CEO, and other publishers, have trained  
>>> their guns on search engines and news aggregator sites like Google  
>>> and Digg.com, calling them "content kleptomaniacs" and accusing them  
>>> of stealing content to line their own pockets.
> I think that the reporter (or News Corp) misunderstands Digg.com - it offers links to websites, so I would have thought it to be GOOD for Rupert.

This has been a consistent problem with Mr Murdoch's rhetoric about content aggregation. It's hard to tell whether it's a deliberate misdirection as part of a bigger plan, or simply that the old guy hasn't actually ever used the Internet himself unaided.

I have previously written:

"Dear Rupert, this is how the internet works. Google it."

"Baffled by Murdersoft? Making sense of Murdoch and Microsoft"

The second piece links to analysis by mUmBRELLA proprietor Tim Burrows which suggests that random inbound clocks from Google News etc aren't actually of that much long-term value.



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