Rick Bruner says that Alexa reports that blogspot.com (hosting for Blogger) has more traffic than NYTimes.com.
Of course, Blogspot is probably monetized at less than $1 a page, while the NYTimes is probably monetized at $20 or so a page.
Do the math.
One big unprofitable, untargeted enterprise vs, one big profitable, highly targeted enterprise. Which is offering a better return on the dollar right now?
NY Times.
(It’s tempting to let this veer off into a discussion of advertising vs.paid services but my personal opinion is that the NYTimes and Blogspot (or others like them) are going to become a lot more similar over the next 5 years–online news sites will(should) offer more paid services, and blogging services will get serious about both paid services and targeted advertising.)
So there.

Rick Bruner says that Alexa reports that blogspot.com (hosting for Blogger) has more traffic than NYTimes.com.
Of course, Blogspot is probably monetized at less than $1 a page, while the NYTimes is probably monetized at $20 or so a page.
Do the math.
One big unprofitable, untargeted enterprise vs, one big profitable, highly targeted enterprise. Which is offering a better return on the dollar right now?
NY Times.
(It’s tempting to let this veer off into a discussion of advertising vs.paid services but my personal opinion is that the NYTimes and Blogspot (or others like them) are going to become a lot more similar over the next 5 years–online news sites will(should) offer more paid services, and blogging services will get serious about both paid services and targeted advertising.)
So there.