Bill Keller, executive editor of The New York Times, questions the value of “new media content publishers” in his recent op-ed, “All the Aggregation That’s Fit to Aggregate.” For some reason I’m unable to copy text from his article on my iPhone to quote him, so I’ll add the paragraph which got my attention in this regard as an image:
Aggregation and re-sharing of content IS a vital role in today’s “mediasphere,” but we should not mistake all bloggers and social media content sharers for “blog scrapers” who do not create any original content themselves. His main beef seems to be with The Huffington Post, which was purchased (according to Bill in his article) by AOL recently for $315 million.
There are lots of reasons people blog, but many of us do it for the joy of learning and sharing as intrinsically valuable activities. You may have noticed I don’t run any 3rd party ads on my site. My blog is not about ad revenue. It’s about learning, sharing, amplifying good ideas and interacting with others interested in discussing good ideas– usually related to education.
I think Bill paints bloggers and social media sharers with an overly-broad brush in his article. Bloggers are not a monolithic group, and we are certainly all NOT blog scraping pirates.
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