14 year old kid can blow up your business in his spare time

not because he hates you but because he loves you, then you got a problem.” says Clay Shirky on his blog. Specifically on this article:


One day a brilliant teenager mind created this incredible stuff to share information, just trying to share his favorite author, he spread the word and then BOOM! This changes the future of a business and becomes: The kid Vs. a grown up institution such as the newspaper.

But this not a matter of age. As the author says: “Internet turns 40 this fall. Web use, as a normal part of life for a majority of the developed world, is less than half that age.” It is about experimenting, this is the natural way someone can grow up and learn on his own.

People say Society doesn’t need newspapers. What we need is journalism.Very true. Can 100 bloggers compete with a solid article from a journalist? Don’t think so. People do not care about the format, they care about the content.

I agree with Shirky. We need lots of other ways to strengthen journalism instead.

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