Quote of the Day | 0404

Today, longform is a 1,500-word article. Evan Williams has this online publishing platform called Medium, which is these little essays, but it’s longform compared to tweets or Facebook updates. In reality, if I write an 800-word piece on CNN, it goes up the day I wrote it and I reach a couple million people. With a book, it takes me two years to get it together and it takes a year for them to publish it. I’ve got to work like hell to even get 20,000 people to read the thing — or buy the thing, and half of them actually read it.

It does feel like I’m writing opera when people are buying singles or MP3s.[…]

‘Douglas Rushkoff wants you to quit TweetDeck and just read a book
(preferably his)’

[x]#10938 fan donderdag 4 april 2013 @ 21:02:35