Comments on: Promiscuous media http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/28/promiscuous-media/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: LikeLib http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/05/28/promiscuous-media/comment-page-1/#comment-47140 Wed, 29 May 2013 12:42:12 +0000 https://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=21888#comment-47140 Not sure I agree, Felix. A lot of Tumblr posts and Tweets are “matches” in the sense that users are retweeting or reposting content they found somewhere else, sometimes with credit and sometimes without, ultimately creating little. The number of spam/PR accounts on both platforms are also high. These supposedly successful platforms are simply replication machines with fewer scruples about copyright than mainstream news sources. And what are the metrics by which we can measure their success? As far as I can tell, neither Tumblr nor Twitter has turned a profit after absorbing hundreds of millions of dollars in investments. Is that something others should aspire to? If so, why?

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