Daniel Compton

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Quality over quantity

Link: http://earlyretirementextreme.com/greshams-law-of-content-tipping-content-providers-and-providing-a-better-compensation-model.html

One of the emergent and unforeseen problems of the free information society is that we have no good way of compensating the content makers.

Advertising works for some sites but if you’re less than naive, you know how SEO and writing for the lowest common denominator brings in a lot more revenue than a site that focuses on quality content. Furthermore, advertising often means that the author’s interests are more aligned with the advertisers than his readers.

This is one of the biggest problems that needs to be solved on the web if quality information is to prevail over quantity.