Generative Media Networks: Fueling growth through action: Market context

What’s happening in the world that defines the wider context for news ecosystems?  What do we know about how the world is moving and where it’s going that can create some clarity on a more tangible level. #

  • The increasing numbers of people going online globally
  • Increasingly easy and more powerful software tools for creation and ongoing industry standards battles
  • The changing distribution methods, including increasingly influential nodes in the network or “points of control”
  • Tighter relationships between the network and real world things and vice versa
  • Cashflow paths moving online, new streams of revenue and old streams reinvented
  • Human behaviors, new norms, real cultural shifts
  • New regulation, industry decision-making and the long view of rules
The people, companies, technologies, economics and social issues are going through massive change.  The intensity across the space is incredible, in some cases expressed through exponential growth curves. #

Why does the network-as-marketplace matter?  Here are a few reasons that publishers must consider: #

#

#

  • What exactly have we changed in the last 2-3 years to be a part of that growth?
  • What’s different about what we do today compared to 2-3 years ago?
  • Are we part of that growth, or are we merely benefitting from the normal usage curve that results from more people joining the network?
Leading indicators #


This series is an attempt to assemble some ideas I’ve been exploring for a while.  Most of it is new, and some of it is from previous blog posts and recent-ish presentations. I’ve split the document up into a series of posts on the blog here, but it can also be downloaded in full as a PDF or viewed as a sort of ebook via Scribd: #


#