Off the Media
We live in a new world of “method journalism.”
In it, bright minds like Nate Silver and Ezra Klein have staked out new media territory, defined by the style in which their writers produce content. It’s supposed to be a new golden age for content, driven by hard data in Silver’s case, and simplified explanation in Klein’s.
Except of course, they’re not. It’s just the same pageview journalism dressed up with better rhetoric. The same end, just different means.
The Year Observed
A little ironic, eh?
Upworthy blogged about the unimportance of page clicks as a metric for advertisers this past Sunday. The post came after a recent pageview tank and, to no one’s surprise, had a typical Upworthy-like headline.
Of course, Upworthy is known for aggregating the most heartwarming stories on the web and packaging Read More
While some people may have spent 2013 paying attention to current events, fashion or culture, we at Betabeat spent the past 12 months absorbing dumb Internet things, as always. What makes a thing an Internet thing? It has to be something that wouldn’t have occurred pre-Internet, and it has to be absurd.