Tag: open

Open isn’t always free

Social sites have popularized content sharing over large centrally controlled networks^. The Freemium media model is nothing short of attention jiu jitsu. Initially a young service induces early adoption and experimentation while refining its perceived social utility. The value of the service rises as the network grows and members create content and communicate through the new medium. At varying stages of maturity web companies monetize visitor attention, and charge engaged clients and creators for premium services.