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The Times Loses 90% Of Online Readership After Erecting Registration Wall

Raise your hand if you are surprised. Looks like the only ones with their hands up are the Times management.

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Warren Ellis’ BLACK SUMMER In Development As A Film

Congratulations, Internet Jesus. BLACK SUMMER’s main story is a super hero killing the President of the United States due to his implicit and explicit approval of various crimes against humanity. I’ll be surprised if this actually gets made, but I look forward to it. More: The official Black Summer comic site. Amazon has the Black Summer Trade Paperback for $16.95.

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Sign Of The Times

You know things are changing when even Nick Denton, king of the reblogging Gawker network, says things like this:

If a good exclusive used to provide 10 times the traffic of a standard regurgitated blog post, now it garners a hundred times as much. (emphasis added) That should be reassuring to people. The content market is finding its new balance. Original reporting will be rewarded.

Even considering the source, I’m glad to hear it.