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  • I've spent more than 25 years at the intersection of traditional and digital journalism. I've helped to invent ways to read and interact with the news and advertising on computer screens and iPads, and before that, I wrote news stories on typewriters and six-ply paper. I co-founded WashingtonPost.com and hyperlocal pioneers Backfence.com and GrowthSpur; served as editor of Philly.com; taught media entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland; and have done product-development and strategy consulting for all sorts of media and Internet companies and startups. You can read more about me here.

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June 04, 2008



publishing2.com (Scott Karp) didn't seem to publish my comment (or there just is a delay). So I post my disagreement here:

I completely disagree. How can you compare one newspaper site to the whole of the internet. Surely the result gotta be: One website won't give you as much as _all_ the rest.

And: Someone gotta produce the content. And the washington post is writing summaries for you to be up to date. It's not their aim to provide realtime data. Why could start that but they'll need further resources for that. And they've already got some type of content they are delivering.

And for anyone not living in washington the article by the washington post is much more the article I want to read. I'm not interested to read something that was about to happen the day after the day before yesterday. And I don't want to interpret a poweroutage map but just get a summary of the consequence plus some background on who's fault it is, whether it might happen again, what got lost. ...

Edward Vielmetti

I got all the news I needed from Twitter.

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