Scroll past the first half of the linked post, “Content Everywhere, But Not A Drop To Drink”, if you’re concerned about the quality and accuracy of news and information. This is the perspective from TechCrunch columnist MG Siegler, now that he has been “removed from the day-to-day of tech blogging professionally.” Is the problem he describes exclusive to tech blogging, or is it a valid concern on most content sites where “pageviews are all that matter in keeping advertisers happy?”
The problem is systemic. Print circulation is dying and pageviews are all that matter in keeping advertisers happy. This means, whether writers like it or not, there’s an underlying drive for both sensationalism and more — more — more.
One word: LAG.
There must be some sociological reason that games are much more popular with iOS users. Do they have more spare time? More prone to the groupthink and doing what everyone else is doing? More affluent? Bored?