Competition in the link economy

More on this later, but this is a great example of operating in the so-called “link economy” by recognizing that more can be made from becoming a reliable source of information by linking to stories from others (even your competitors) than by producing your own duplicate version.

First came this:

Then came this:

Yes, that is the Chicago Tribune retweeting the hated the Chicago Sun-Times. And and for breaking news. The Drudge Report has $56 million in revenue mainly because it links. Think about that.