The New York Times is throwing in the towel and going the way of native advertising and paid posts, much like Facebook, Twitter, and Buzzfeed. You can preview the new design now.
We still have our iPad subscription. Overall, the New York Times is great and the app is a refreshing standout from all the Adobe drivel in the store.
Regardless, humanity saddens me.
App.net has steadily become far more useful for all sorts of things beyond “a Twitter clone,” and the new Broadcasts is the latest to prove it.
I’m going to start experimenting with Broadcasts for the Finer Things in Tech "featured" category—only the best tips from across the site and, soon, long-form articles from some of the best writers in tech. If you have the App.net iOS app or Android app, you can subscribe to my new Broadcast here. As always, let me know what you think here on Tumblr or get in touch directly.
Tech “journalism” in 2013. I wish MG had used examples other than the two properties he is involved with, but I understand why he didn’t. Still, read this. Understand it.
Here’s a proposal that could save both sides of this fight a lot of grief: Instead of trying to shame tech blogs into covering Silicon Valley more critically, let’s stop holding them to the standards of traditional journalism and start thinking of them instead as trade publications.
C’mon people, srsly.
What kind of coffee are they drinking?!