web publishing

Might a $150 ad-blocking proxy endanger web publishing?

By Chris Meadows
November 12, 2012 // 8 Comments

The Internet has a love-hate relationship with advertising. Many users of the web consider web ads obnoxious. Many publishers of content on the web consider them vital. And as a result, there’s been an arms race between ad purveyors and ad blockers for as long as ads have been around, despite [...]

Starbucks launches new in-store web portal

By Chris Meadows
October 20, 2010 // 1 Comment

CNet’s Caroline McCarthy has a piece looking at Starbucks’s new web hub, which it unveiled yesterday. The Starbucks Digital Network will only be accessible from the wifi networks within Starbucks stores, and will serve as “the digital version of the community corkboard,” according to [...]

Are publishers incapable of facing digital change?

By Chris Meadows
September 26, 2010 // 3 Comments

I’m a few months late noticing this, but one of my Facebook friends posted a link to this editorial from April about the reluctance of the publishing industry to embrace change. It’s from the Novelr blog, which is a blog centered around independent Internet fiction (much like the net writing I [...]

Elizabeth Bear on the future of web publishing also describes its past

By Chris Meadows
February 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

Earlier this month, as a guest writer on Charlie Stross’s blog, Elizabeth Bear wrote an essay about “the future of web publishing,” centering around the “hyperfiction environment” called Shadow Unit in which she takes part. I couldn’t help but be amused by the subject of the post. You [...]

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