Thursday, March 29, 2007

Info World goes online only

From the indispensable Seth Grimes, we learn that that the April 2 issue of Info World will be the last print edition. I can’t say I am surprised, the last time I saw the print edition it was a shadow of its former self. While the online version is resplendent with banner advertisements and sponsored links, the print edition was almost bare advertisements.

Grimes also makes a good point on the changing way we read news. News alerts on key words forms a much greater part of our reading material. We are drilling down into the subjects that interest us, but there is less serendipity to our news consumption.

What this all means, beyond the necessity of working key words into our press releases, is beyond your humble servant.

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