The deflationary impact of the Internet on incumbent business models

Okay, so I am back onto the Internet and Journalism series. In case you've arrived here without reading the others first, no worries; this post can work as a standalone. But I do recommend backfilling and reading the other posts. While I am making recommendations, let me also add that this site is reader-supported via Patreon. So please hit up this link and become a Patron.
My narrative on the Internet thus far
Here's what I've laid out:

First, in "The Internet is for data", I wrote how the Internet has to be dominated by search because it's whole purpose -- by connecting billions of people -- is sifting through a byzantine maze of data to find the specific data you want. Yahoo tried to win with curation of data approach that works in the "walled garden" atmosphere of a 1990s America Onli...


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