Content Farms Archive
Analysis by Tim Dawson “When you pay nothing, you are the product” goes the saying. As a truism it might pre-date the internet, but it is a sentiment whose perfect expression occurs in the relationship between content farms and their users. Cheaply-generated material on search-engine-optimized pages, surrounded by advertisements seemed, a year ago, as though […]
This interview with US writer Will Stape, on the BBC College of Journalism site, suggests that that the pay-per-click writing lifestyle has much going for it. The only proviso is that you don’t mind covering the laund-o-mat and Star Trek beats. And living in New Jersey.