The Fenton Feed: The Web Is Dead, Emerging Social Platforms & Gawker Media

Here are a few of this week’s “must reads” from our feeds:

The Web Is Dead. Long Live the Internet
Chris Anderson explains how this new paradigm reflects the inevitable course of capitalism. And Michael Wolff explains why the new breed of media titan is forsaking the Web for more promising (and profitable) pastures.

10 Emerging Social Platforms and How Businesses Can Use Them
Erica Swallow shares on 10 of the most intriguing, but lesser known, location-based, Q&A, press and microblogging social platforms out there and how more businesses can start using them.

NPR Launches 12 Local Journalism Sites
NPR’s $3 million local journalism effort spawned twelve sites hosted by 14 stations, each zeroing in on a topic of specific interest to that community relevance.

Nonprofits Take a Dive into Mobile Apps
While few nonprofits have developed mobile apps, the potential is huge if done strategically and of course executed well.  Check out these seven mission centered nonprofit apps.

Why Google Instant May Make You Click On More Ads
Google tries to dispel speculation that their new instant search feature will be bad for search advertisers.

Solving the World’s Toughest Problem: Turning Public Policy Into Private Action
How do you inspire individuals to act on massive problems ranging from climate change to food safety? By tapping personal motivations.

Gawker Media Now Bigger Than All Newspapers Online Except NYT
The future paradigm shift is almost here?