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Web (Conference) 2.0

Posted by: Jon Fine on December 6, 2005

Currently at the iMedia Connection Summit in Palm Springs. (They were kind enough to invite me out here to moderate a panel.)

iMedia draws a Web-heavy crowd, and it’s interesting to mentally toggle between the crowd and mood here versus those of traditional media conferences I’ve been in the past couple of years. Here, people are giddy but still hungry. Many of them are hiring, or are at companies that have already hired 100 additional people since January.

Once again: It’s like 1999 all over again. It’s just that this time there’s business models attached.

Reader Comments


December 7, 2005 10:55 AM

My question is, do these new business models include money for new and unique content.

It seems to me even Yahoo relies on old traditional media for generating much of its content. I'm curious how the old media continues to feed the new media (including its own websites) if traditional readership and viewership decline.

In other words, what is the economic model that pays the huge cost of content gathering, producing and delivering if traditional media continues to shrink.

I'm sure someone will figure this out, but I remain curious when and how

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