Outsourcing Original Content

I’m not certain how long it will stay available to the unsubscribed, but there’s a hugely humorous post by Lee Gomes on the Wall Street Journal on web content.

Update: I neglected to explain the major theme of the post in my original discussion here – web masters are paying pennies to individuals on shore and off to crank out what they loosely call “original content”. In fact they are outsourcing the production of crap.

My favorite quote:

In fact, search engines are more like a TV camera crew let loose in the middle of a crowd of rowdy fans after a game. Seeing the camera, everyone acts boorishly and jostles to get in front. The act of observing something changes it.

You just have to love that observation.