Mediagazer - Recognizing The Intersection Of Technology And Media
Gabe Rivera, well known for Techmeme, has unveiled a new news aggregator site: Mediagazer (media grazer might be a better name :).
Megan McCarthy is the site's editor (yes, Gabe uses human-enhanced news search algorithms).
The media business is in tumult: from the production side to the distribution side, new technologies are upending the industry. What do news organizations need to do to survive? Will books become extinct? When will an audience pay for content? Can video bring television and the internet together? Will the iPad save us all? Keeping up with these changes is time-consuming, as essential media coverage is scattered across numerous web sites at any given moment.
The site looks a lot like Paidcontent.org, which also covers the same space.
In her post, Ms McCarthy is describing how technology is changing the media industry. And that's what SVW has focused on these past five years : the business of innovation at the intersection of technology and media.
It's not until fairly recently that people recognize "the intersection of technology and media" idea. And I'm glad that this idea has caught on because it is the most interesting aspect of the tech industry and also Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley turned into a media valley a long time ago.
Google, Yahoo, Ebay, for example, are technology-enabled media companies. They publish pages of content with ads.
Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, for example, are technology-enabled media companies. They publish pages of content with ads.
And so are tons of startups... Silicon Valley is a Media Valley.
New York city's media industry is in sharp decline but ours is on the up and up.
Here is a behind the scene look at a Japanese TV team coming to my apartment to interview me about Silicon Valley becoming Media Valley, two years ago in February 2008.
In September 2007 Nikkei magazine, Japan's prestigious business magazine, featured me in a long article about Silicon Valley becoming Media Valley.
Here are some of my posts over the years:
March 2009 - Media Is Dead . . . Long Live The Media!
September 2005 - A Report From NYC
I'm glad that more people now recognize what is going on in Silicon Valley and the importance of what happens at the intersection of technology and media.