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August 6, 2009

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Rupert Murdoch Forgets He Ever Saw That Crazy Flash Movie

Five years ago, Rupert Murdoch sat down at his computer and spent a few minutes watching a movie made by two journalism students. When he rose, he proclaimed that “he and his fellow newspaper proprietors risked being relegated to the status of also-rans if they did not overhaul their internet strategies.”

Then he bought MySpace and the WSJ. He also bought a locket with Matt and Robin’s picture inside.

But now, instead of following the clear lesson of that movie - that is, merging these two properties to make WallSpace? MyStreetLiveJournal? - he just might out-grey-lady the Grey Lady by contending to become King Cash on Paywall Mountain.

Posted August 6, 2009 at 9:42 | Comments (0) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted, EPIC, Journalism
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