links for 2009-02-18

  • Kevin: Conrad Quilty-Harper looks at coverage of the HTC Magic, the new Google Android phone, and shows how mainstream media outlets are poorly represented in Google searches for information about the new phone. He says: "It’s really hard to understate how important this is. These are multimillion dollar businesses on their own right, and half of their traffic comes from pages like this. Newspapers will probably never figure this out, so in the meantime, their authority is going to be continually taken from underneath them by awesome sites like Engadget and its rivals."