David Weinberger

Alamy

The Internet: Bring Your V.I.P. Card to Get Online

While people are sharing more personal information online than ever before, we're also seeing a world where the dominant players are creating nothing more than a walled garden. Part of this is a bigger/newer trend that we're starting to see: brands that are selling both products and services that are intertwined. We initially thought that the Internet was an open platform, but is it too closed?

The Me Media

The discourse of 'me media' lives within the sharing of the content to other platforms and within the comments. While some traditional media outlets have integrated many of this functionality, have they done so out of an understanding of new media, or as a reaction and financial need to seem relevant?