It’s the wrong end of the day for me to be digesting much of this article but Is the bubble back in online media? looks like an interesting read over at Online Journalism Review. It’s got comments from a variety of ‘experts’ on some of the recent sales of new media enterprises and how they might relate to independent blogs. Here’s a quick grab before I hit the sack – will digest more of it tomorrow but am interested in your thoughts:
‘Perhaps the safest deals in online media are for the sites that offer tools and technology, rather than pure journalism and content. That’s the interest from VeriSign in buying Weblogs.com, an old ping service started by Dave Winer that lists recently updated blog posts, along with Moreover, one of the original online news aggregators that has moved into monitoring blogs. While a blog itself might be difficult to value, it’s less difficult to understand the value for a trusted blog infrastructure.’
Thanks to John for the tip off.