Friday, December 03, 2004

eBay and Craigslist vs. traditional media

Steve Rubel predicts eBay and Craigslist will merge in 2005 and "usher in a new era where citizen journalism is directly funded by person-to-person commerce."

Steve also notes that eBay and Craigslist "have already eaten away at one of the core underpinnings of big media - the classified advertising dollar" and quotes Dan Gillmor as saying:
    The real threat to traditional journalism isn't blogging. It's eBay, the largest classified ads publisher.
See also my earlier posts ([1] [2]) on Craigslist.

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