There’s a debate raging about the value — or criminality — of what could be called the ‘aggregation economy’.
Mark Cuban, whose media and sports interests all revolve around content creation, has come out swinging, calling all the emerging institutions that gather and curate content ‘vampires’.
“Don’t let them suck your blood”, says Cuban of the Googles and Huffington Posts of the world. “Vampires take, but don’t give anything back.”
But the debate is just heating up. In a wide ranging interview with Godin on the subject, his passion and enthusiastic support for the shift from single point of distribution publishing to web-wide curation took on the zeal of a manifesto.