Rafat Ali highlights an essay by Om Malik about what he calls micro-pubs, niche online publications that are run by a skeleton crew and have a highly focused (read narrow) sphere of interest.
Om’s points are that a micropub “is a combination of old fashioned newsletter, blog and a directory service, managed by one to ten people. Further, says Om, these sites are making money.
While I applaud the attempt tp categorize the type of publication we see in these one-person blog sites–including Paid Content–I kinda hate the term Om’s coined. It seems like an after-the-fact sort of definition, one that doesn’t have a lot of depth, and that describes the surface more than the core.
Micro-pubs=micro-ughs.
On reflection: Anil Dash talks about ‘thin media–a term JD Lasica and co used in the We Media report issued by New Directions for News this summer.’ Is this any more descriptive?

Rafat Ali highlights an essay by Om Malik about what he calls micro-pubs, niche online publications that are run by a skeleton crew and have a highly focused (read narrow) sphere of interest.
Om’s points are that a micropub “is a combination of old fashioned newsletter, blog and a directory service, managed by one to ten people. Further, says Om, these sites are making money.
While I applaud the attempt tp categorize the type of publication we see in these one-person blog sites–including Paid Content–I kinda hate the term Om’s coined. It seems like an after-the-fact sort of definition, one that doesn’t have a lot of depth, and that describes the surface more than the core.
Micro-pubs=micro-ughs.
On reflection: Anil Dash talks about ‘thin media–a term JD Lasica and co used in the We Media report issued by New Directions for News this summer.’ Is this any more descriptive?