Episode 13 – Everything in Moderation?

21 September, 20073 comments

Is the moderated environment of email discussion lists still the best way for scholars to communicate with others in their field? Or is the time ripe to move those conversations onto blogs and less mediated and more open formats? That’s this week’s debate in the feature segment. In the roundup we cover news about greater competition for Microsoft Office and the significance of the New York Times dumping its pay-for-certain-content model. Picks of the week include a great podcast from the BBC, a blog for bizarre and interesting maps, and a way to overlay historical (and other) maps onto current ones.

Links mentioned:
The End of H-Net
In Our Time
Strange Maps

Running time: 51:59
Download the .mp3.

Categorized under blogs, maps, Microsoft, podcasting, publishing, reading

3 comments to “Episode 13 – Everything in Moderation?”

  1. Fabian Prieto : 22nd September, 2007

    I think the main subject is communication. I have been into h-latam and, as you said in the blog, it was a killer app. Someday I tried to create some kind of community around my country studies but i failed. But what i want to point is that some social networking sites are allowing to create communities where information can be shared. I’m taking about group making in facebook. Not only people enters a group more easily, but also you can send specific types of information (events for example). I think h-net has left some important examples of information concerning academic interests but it is true that e-mail must be remediated.

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  3. Dave : 3rd October, 2007

    Your comments about the New York Times opening up their content, particularly their archives, reminded me of Chris Anderson’s long tail idea. I would imagine that most of the content in the NYT archive would be accessed only sporadically. However, there’s so much of it that even if every story in their archive only gets a few hits a year, those hits add up to a ton of traffic–not as much traffic as the last two weeks of news items receives, but a good amount nonetheless.

    Why not open up that content and use that traffic to generate more ad revenue? This would likely be more profitable than charging a relative handful of people directly to access this content, assuming the long tail theory applies to this context.

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