The second day of Gnomedex got rolling around 11am (yeay!) with a panel discussion on "The Future of Online Content." It's clear that we're still in the very early stages of the changes introduced by the popularity of weblogs, RSS, and micro-content publishing. Lots of talk about the divide between techie folks who already get blogs and the rest of the world.
Engadget is a good example of "leaving money on the table" with 30%+ of their traffic being RSS only. Advertising always comes in one way or another. Content linking and blocking in mainstream media is evil. Big publishers vs. small publishers. What happens when the little guys get big? Do they lose their edge? What happens when the big guys sue the little bloggers?
The death of the home page. The "web services channel" is replacing it, notably RSS today.
This was the most lively and entertaining panel of the conference so far.
Posted by jzawodn at October 02, 2004 01:44 PM