Leading press organizations and Internet law experts took action Monday to try to overturn the Turkish government's efforts to suppress freedom of expression by banning Twitter in the country. The New York Times reports court filings Monday cite constitutional protections of free speech as the basis of the complaints.
Are newspapers dead? Ben Thompson thinks so. He believes the business model is dead, at least, and that out of newspapers will spring a raft of single-journalist blogs that will draw upon readers for support. A few organizations will survive on subscription revenue with advertising as a secondary source. He challenges journalists to start their own blog and readers to pay for content they like.
John McDuling, writing for Quartz, looks at the latest data on why people quit Twitter. It is most often because they are neither followed nor know who to follow. Users most often complain they cannot find useful information, which Deutsche Bank in its study suggests has more to do with curation and not content.
Christopher Mims, writing for Quartz, says Twitter needs to grow up in its ninth year. It could be disrupted by a better organized and accessible service. Mims says Twitter's reign over unfiltered sharing won't last.