[thelist] "Content is king" - still true?

Scott Dexter sgd at ti3.com
Wed Dec 20 16:52:12 CST 2000

check out http://epuck.com/ --though it is apparent that their primary focus
is selling stuff, they do a good job of having worthwhile content as well.
Another is http://www.airbomb.com/ .... Yet, in these examples content
*isn't* king, cause they want to sell stuff. It is, however, a very valuable
way to build trust and a respect so as to not look like a prettied-up ebay. 

just thoughts, not sure if they went anywhere....
work: http://www.ti3.com/
non: http://thinksafely.org/

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Galvin [mailto:mpgalvin at eircom.net]
> I'm fighting this as much as I can, because I have a gut feeling that
> introducing B2C on a content site dilutes both aspects, and 
> you're left with
> a half-arsed commercial site with some content tacked on.
> Am I right?  Do all sites need to go to e-commerce in order 
> to be considered
> 'proper'?  Isn't it better to leave this kind of thing to the 
> truly 100%
> e-commerce sites that do things a lot better?  Shouldn't a 
> clear line be
> drawn between the 2 types, and never the twain shall meet?

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