LinkLog: Half Life of News

This is an amazing article. One of those insights compounded by a rich set of comments:

The news is being spread in all kinds of vectors:

  • Other news organizations get it and it’s masticated and repeated in print (slow),
  • On broadcast (faster),
  • On websites (faster),
  • By aggregators (faster),
  • By conversation (aka Twitter – getting faster all the time)

The faster that distribution is, the quicker news becomes knowledge and thus a commodity, the faster it loses its unique, saleable value. And that chain is getting only faster.

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