Cleanup in Private Sector B

Is this art, content or journalism? I'm so confused.

Is this art, content or journalism? I’m so confused.

Today we’re gonna take a break from governmental stupidity and focus on idiocy in the private sector, where they expect results.

• From Digiday: “RIP contributor networks as a publishing shortcut to scale.” Translation: “We’ve squeezed the last dollar out of amateurs who’ll work for the byline. Time to get back to fucking over the pros.” This is what we call putting the “con” in “content.”

• From The New York Times: Palm Springs residents who have made fortunes off their vacation paradise are shocked, shocked! that others want to do likewise. Money quote, from a design blogger with a huge Instagram following: “You want to stay places that are Instagram-worthy because you are living your life as content.” Um, no.

• From The Verge: Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden” has been adapted into a video game. “Rather than love, then money, than fame, give me truth. And a really big pair of thumbs.”

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4 Responses to “Cleanup in Private Sector B”

  1. Pat O'Brien Says:

    If have no words. Wait, it’s Obama’s fault. And he is bugging my computer.

  2. larryatcycleitalia Says:

    Hmm, they realized if you pay real writers/reporters instead of hacks who just like to see their name in print, the results are better? Whooda thunk it? And rich, snobby people are fighting over $$ in Palm Springs? Ditto. The 3rd thing? Forget nature, now you can experience “nature” on your couch. Thoreau’s certainly doing 360’s in his grave. But when video games threaten to become Olympic “sports” this should be no surprise either.
    Meanwhile, we’re riding bicycles ….OUTSIDE…real bicycles!
    http://cycleitalia.blogspot.com/2017/03/spring-break-2017.html

  3. Pat O'Brien Says:

    Samantha Bee was the guest today on Fresh Air. During the interview, she said a good place to poach comedy writers from was journalism What? Journalists are funny? What nonsense is that? Got to go now, Obama is tapping my internet connection. I need to put my computer back in the microwave.

  4. Jon Paulos Says:

    I tell ya, it’s time to buy stock in tin foil manufacturers. The Trumpistas are going to stock up against the Obamapocalypse! I’m calling my financial guy now.

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