Associated Content: a new place for me to play

If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you know several things about me:

1. I like to learn new things.

2. I like to figure out puzzles.

3. I am a bookworm who has turned into a great big show-off ham.

4. I don't sit still for very long.

The vast, vaguely surreal world of open content platforms, search optimization, social content, and crowd-sourced space makes me want to know precisely how it works. Yahoo just bought Associated Content for more than $90 million bucks, so that seemed like an interesting place to start my excellent adventure. Is it a literature-destroying monster or a parallel universe where we can all just get along?

Here's my maiden voyage. It's called We Looked for Lakefront Property in Rural Alabama (but found cotton fields, razor wire, a fancy casino, and an alligator.) Now click on over there, please, 'cause, you know, it's all about the clicks.

4 thoughts on “Associated Content: a new place for me to play

  1. Thanks for sharing your journey. It was a fascinating report. You crossed the state line into Alabama with some hopefulness, and I’m glad y’all are back safe. My reaction: I believe you, I’ll take your word for it, thanks for the heads-up.


  2. I can’t understand Associated Content and otherwise can’t keep up with you, Beth, but I clicked on over and am glad I did. What a joyful essay–so glad I went along. I sat up with “My ears buzz and I feel flushed when I see two brick chimneys standing upright in the middle of a field off to my right” and never stopped smiling.


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