1 hr 17 min

Platform Shifts People vs Algorithms

    • Technology

As Alex says, the ground is shifting more and faster than it has in some time in the tech world, which usually means gaping craters are opened to swallow up media companies. We discuss the Reddit IPO, X apparently pivoting to video – we recorded this prior to Don Lemmon announcing he wouldn’t be launching his show on X after an apparently disastrous interview with Elon Musk pissed off Musk, go figure – and the effort to ban TikTok.
We also have a guest this week. Tony Stubblebine joined us to discuss where Medium fits in the information space. We talked to Tony about how Medium aims to be the place for expert content, why journalism is apparently expensive to produce because journalists have to learn about the stuff they cover, and the frequent misalignment of incentives in the media business, particularly ones reliant on advertising.
Submit a question or comment for the show here: https://memo.fm/pva/
Troy Young's People vs Algorithms newsletterBrian Morrissey's The Rebooting newsletterAlex Schleifer's Universal EntitiesFollow Alex, Brian and Troy on Twitter
Topics:
00:00 Introducing the Voicemail Feature: A New Way to Engage01:44 Welcome to People vs. Algorithms: Unpacking Media and Tech Shifts02:06 Deep Dive into Reddit's IPO and the Future of Social Platforms02:44 Exploring Medium's Journey and Its Place in the Digital World04:29 Listener Engagement and the Future of Podcasting05:18 Analyzing Reddit's Strategy and Its Impact on the Digital Landscape16:17 X Pivoting to Video19:46 The Controversial Debate: The Potential TikTok Ban25:20 Apple's Strategy and the Shifting Tech Landscape32:21 Medium's New Direction Under CEO Tony Stubblebine40:44 Evaluating Medium's Pivot to Subscription and Target Author Strategy41:26 The Power of Expert Content in the Digital Age43:03 The Debate Over Text vs. Video Content44:05 The Importance of Writing in an Evolving Internet44:55 Addressing Changing Consumer Habits and Content Consumption48:56 The Future of Twitter and Social Media Platforms50:36 Exploring Federation and Content Distribution Strategies51:37 Navigating Negotiations with AI Companies55:17 The Potential and Challenges of Reddit's IPO58:13 The Role of Medium in Independent Expert Content Creation59:39 Reflecting on the State of Professional Media01:08:33 Closing Thoughts and Future Directions01:11:12 The Impact of Advertising on Business and Culture

As Alex says, the ground is shifting more and faster than it has in some time in the tech world, which usually means gaping craters are opened to swallow up media companies. We discuss the Reddit IPO, X apparently pivoting to video – we recorded this prior to Don Lemmon announcing he wouldn’t be launching his show on X after an apparently disastrous interview with Elon Musk pissed off Musk, go figure – and the effort to ban TikTok.
We also have a guest this week. Tony Stubblebine joined us to discuss where Medium fits in the information space. We talked to Tony about how Medium aims to be the place for expert content, why journalism is apparently expensive to produce because journalists have to learn about the stuff they cover, and the frequent misalignment of incentives in the media business, particularly ones reliant on advertising.
Submit a question or comment for the show here: https://memo.fm/pva/
Troy Young's People vs Algorithms newsletterBrian Morrissey's The Rebooting newsletterAlex Schleifer's Universal EntitiesFollow Alex, Brian and Troy on Twitter
Topics:
00:00 Introducing the Voicemail Feature: A New Way to Engage01:44 Welcome to People vs. Algorithms: Unpacking Media and Tech Shifts02:06 Deep Dive into Reddit's IPO and the Future of Social Platforms02:44 Exploring Medium's Journey and Its Place in the Digital World04:29 Listener Engagement and the Future of Podcasting05:18 Analyzing Reddit's Strategy and Its Impact on the Digital Landscape16:17 X Pivoting to Video19:46 The Controversial Debate: The Potential TikTok Ban25:20 Apple's Strategy and the Shifting Tech Landscape32:21 Medium's New Direction Under CEO Tony Stubblebine40:44 Evaluating Medium's Pivot to Subscription and Target Author Strategy41:26 The Power of Expert Content in the Digital Age43:03 The Debate Over Text vs. Video Content44:05 The Importance of Writing in an Evolving Internet44:55 Addressing Changing Consumer Habits and Content Consumption48:56 The Future of Twitter and Social Media Platforms50:36 Exploring Federation and Content Distribution Strategies51:37 Navigating Negotiations with AI Companies55:17 The Potential and Challenges of Reddit's IPO58:13 The Role of Medium in Independent Expert Content Creation59:39 Reflecting on the State of Professional Media01:08:33 Closing Thoughts and Future Directions01:11:12 The Impact of Advertising on Business and Culture

1 hr 17 min

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