The social media phenomenon is barely a decade old, and is in a state of constant transformation. We access social media very differently now compared to ten years ago. The switch from pc’s to tablets and above all smartphones has transformed the landscape, which in turn has had a huge impact on its economics. In today’s episode we will analyze these developments and their impact on the class of people who produce content for the right side of the blogosphere. While some ventures are highly successful, it is more difficult than ever to earn a living through social media. This unfortunate fact of life has made patronage by the donor class more important than ever, with implications for the objectivity and reliability of content.
We also take a look at some of the top news stories this week, especially the Democratic presidential debate.