Everyone wants to be a hub. Facebook is the ultimate centralized social click monster. Show me a news executive who embraces the original idea of the internet: decentralized modes of knowledge to share information across various networks.
Quartz, a new digital business news portal with a mobile focus, is going back to the roots with a global view. No pay walls. No hub mongering. No eyeball ego. Yes to WordPress. Yes to same window links. Yes to focused topics and HTML5.
I think within that global biz niche, Quartz has solid shot of becoming an unhurried staple, yet with up to date unintrusive advertising and loyal readers. Albeit, it’s not all that open. You can’t comment on any of the articles, a staff of 20 journalists curate and write the content, and it’s not always that original. Looks like sharing is the new commenting.
via Kevin J. Delaney