Trade Mag Pushes Into Comedy

Simon Dumenco of Ad Age made me laugh this morning.

Now that Web 2.0 seems, with each passing day, to be less and less magical — what with softening click rates and the rising realization that it’s going to be insanely difficult to effectively monetize social networking — “Don’t be evil” sounds increasingly hilarious. If anything, the old-media titans and new-media boy geniuses defining the future of the web are in a battle to out-evil each other.

That may not be the funniest paragraph in Dumenco’s opinion piece, but it delivers his thesis.

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