From news reporters to music and technology experts, I’ve noticed a recurring theme at today’s Internet Week sessions: the role of metrics on editorial decisions. The following are paraphrased comments.
David Carr from the NY Times: If I just wrote about what’s popular, I would never write about newspapers.
Jacqueline Castel from Sacred Bones Records: Music videos have become gimmicky to gain and keep attention.
Pete Cashmore from Mashable: You can’t just post the fun stories that get clicks. There must be a mix of stories that you need to know and stories that you want to know.