It looks like the the LA Times is reporting on what appears to be tough times at Oh My News, the world famous South Korean Citizen journalism site. Oh My News is considered to be one of the flagship publications,…
The fundamental art of linking is something online media could learn from the blogosphere….
Without linking there wouldn’t be an internet. It’s the web of links that leads a user from website-to-website that essentially creates the thing we know as the world wide web. Many commercial online media publishers hate linking from their websites to the “outside”, especially when there’s a competitor involved. It’s a protective, “walled garden” mentality, prevalent in many traditional media businesses, which doesn’t translate particularly well on the wild world wide web. It’s pretty silly, because linking is the whole point of the web.
This where the blogosphere could teach online publishers a thing or two…. read on