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Read all about it! Crowd makes the news

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… who knows).

Unless you happen to be Arianna Huffington (who sold the Huffington Post to AOL for a cool $315 million last month) the world of online content can be pretty tough. Reporters, freelancers, bloggers and tweeters are all in fierce competition for readers. Depending on how good the next 473 words turn out to be, things might be about to get even more crowded.

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Facing the future: Will we all work for Mark one day?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… holds for this era-defining social network. In 10 years will it be a withering has-been like AOL, or will it become a phenomenon that is as a pervasive feature of modern life as the iPod, or even TV?

With over 400 million members – from zealous supporters to those who rarely show up – the Facebook community is now perhaps more akin to a world religion than a website. In the online world, the value of a product or service increases in direct proportion to the number of people who …