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June 24, 2013


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"Content concierge" is a great term for what's needed but I don't see why you divorce that from the dynamics of "discovery." A concierge is a "smart filter," able to discern quality as it suites individual tastes and interests. The discovery piece of this , that is, finding a content concierge that performs this function well as befits your individual tastes and interests.

Joe Wikert

That's a good point, Peter. I guess what I was trying to do was take the emphasis away from discovery and put it more on the consumption model. I believe publishers are trying to force the discovery solution while not really thinking about how it needs to be a function of consumption.


"Content concierge," I like that idea, Joe. The SmartBrief concept for books?

A quick way to catch up with what's happening in the world could make a million dollars for a team of people willing to take on the project.

Molly Sharp

I love The Week also, and I agree that a Content Concierge is a great way to think about what we want -- as consumers of content, and should think about building -- as publishers. Thanks for the thought-provoking post.

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