Media and Content

The easy availability of information on the Internet may lead to the commoditization of content. However, if content is free or low cost, it may be difficult for those who produce it (like journalists) to earn a living. Economists and other scholars examine this tension and suggest various solutions.

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Tech Tent: Is Facebook Fixable?

"Facebook was basically caught flat-footed, even though anybody who studies American politics would have known that one of our two political parties would do everything it could to delegitimise the process." — Siva Vaidhyanathan, Professor of Modern Media Studies, University of Virginia

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More Than Money: Correlation Among Worker Demographics, Motivations, and Participation in Online Labor Market

Demographic factors such as age, gender, education and income sources explain participation in online labor markets such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk. Men and women feel equal pressure to earn money, but schedule work differently.

By: Mary L. Gray, Siddharth Suri, Wei-Chu Chen