Comments: Britannica Blog Link-Baiting "Newspapers and the Net Forum"

Clever move by Forbes:
"I received an email from someone at Forbes inviting me to add Cryptogon to, “The new community of the high quality business and financial bloggers from”"

You do not need to spend even 10 minutes at cryptogon you will realise how stupid this is.

In the comments from the site owner:
"Forbes is trying to grab the advertising space to make money off the audiences that the bloggers have established. (Our cut is 40%, not including weasel fees they specify)."

Points for trying I suppose.

Forbes trying to corral the debate on finance matters, britannica trying to herd the debate on ???. Same theory by the look of it - if you can own the eyeballs you win the guanxi and/or the money.

Posted by tqft at April 8, 2008 12:10 AM

It's the "attention economy" in action :-(.

Posted by Seth Finkelstein at April 9, 2008 05:42 PM