Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Huffington's Golden age

I just love these quotes from Arianna Huffington in response to Rupert Murdoch's attacks on news aggregators

Trying to deny news consumers as wide a range of options and viewpoints as possible seems shortsighted -- and ultimately self-defeating. This is a Golden Age for news consumers who can surf the net, use search engines, access the best stories from around the world, and be able to comment, interact, and form communities. The value of having the world of information at your fingertips is beyond dispute.

and of Murdoch?

"It's the news industry equivalent of "your mama wears army boots!" Although, not quite as persuasive. In most industries, if your customers were leaving in droves, you would try to figure out what to do to get them back. Not in the media. They'd rather accuse aggregators of stealing their content."

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