There is a small revolution going on at the moment. The very successful and great content creators of the internet start to understand how their business model actually works.
These are the same people who have turned a blind eye for years at the issues surrounding music and the monetizing of music.
They kept saying: look for a new business model, look for a new business model, look for a new business model, look for a new…
I don’t mind them and their content going away. Even if it’s the New York Times.
What I like to see come back is a business model between creators and end users based on open and transparent transactions: I use your content, I pay you directly for it. Either up front and can keep the content or transparently per use.
But the new middle men are much much worse than the old labels used to be.
Apps that block all ads are threatening some web publishers’ livelihoods, which in turn could threaten some content on the web.