Saturday, July 5, 2014

The Failed Promise of Digital Content: a recap, part 2

The public Internet arrived on the scene in the early 1990s with a lot of promise. Since then, it has revolutionized commerce, communications and entertainment.
But there have been bumps on the path to the libraries of content available anywhere and anytime that people were promised.
Over the last five years, I have written about the shortcomings of the Internet and digital media when it comes to content – music, video, documents, etc. I published a recap of the first 20 parts of the series on Nov. 3, 2010.
Here is an index of parts 21 to 40 of the series “The Failed Promise of Digital Content.”

Part 21: Copyright cops overreach again
Part 22: Netflix, Yahoo and EW think I’m gay
Part 23: Is SEO the future of news?
Part 24: Zero tolerance for offensive comments online
Part 25: The scourge of online incivility
Part 26: Warner Bros. finally releases ‘Harry O’ TV pilot from its vaults
Part 27: Online news creating a generation of headline skimmers
Part 28: The slow death of once popular websites
Part 29: Ripping off content is commonplace online
Part 30: Lack of attribution online is a problem
Part 31: Yahoo may not have been built to last
Part 32: Facebook needs a new search function pronto
Part 33: Efforts to preserve our digital heritage
Part 34: Phone books deserve to die
Part 35: Society loses part of its history and culture when websites go off line
Part 36: Cancun chimp photo: A picture is worth a thousand questions
Part 37: The scourge of link rot
Part 38: Online information disappearing with involuntary assist from Google
Part 39: Preserving online information for posterity
Part 40: Famous minds donating their papers could become a thing of the past

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