Googlephobia - flat-earthers, take two


In a piece entitled Googlephobia - The War to Take Down Old Media, John Heilemann writes in the New York Magazine about the algorithm that would eat Manhattan.

But nowhere is the sense of Googlephobia more acute than in New York, particularly in the village within a village that is the media-industrial complex. There’s Madison Avenue, in a state of panic over Google’s reinvention of advertising as a science driven by algorithms instead of an art propelled by (ahem) “creativity.”

And there's this from Simon and Schuster CEO Jack Romanos:

“I can’t speak for the industry, but I don’t trust Google and Simon & Schuster doesn’t trust Google,” Romanos says. “Why would you assume that people who had taken the law into their own hands now would abide by the law in the future? If we let this get away from us, it would be a huge mistake. Once the genie is out of the bottle, you can’t put it back in again.”


Classifieds killed the ad agency

Sounds to me like a bunch sour grapes from people losing money faster than Nasa can crash probes into Mars.

old media

creates content.

RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^.*Googlebot.*$
RewriteRule ^.* - [F,L]

adios new "media"

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.