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Rafat Ali

New York City
Founder, CEO, Reporter — Skift
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Media Operator. CEO/Founder, Skift (@skift). Founder, paidContent. Global Soul. Blog: rafat.org

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When revenue model was selling radio sets, it led to lotsa diversity of programming, more diversity meant more reasons to buy the sets by more people. When advertising became the model, it centralized the business, it became zero-sum game for attention of listeners.
Fascinating this: AT&T was the first big force in broadcasting (radio), NOT NBC/CBS/ABC back when broadcasting started. Another thing: the big revenue stream was sale of radio sets, not ads. From the excellent history book “The Master Switch” by Tim Wu. https://t.co/h1Wj5HoMmT
@anildash This was way more creamy to my liking, but that is me changing, not them.
Turning back native in India has many steps, it starts as soon as you land at the airport & start speaking to the immigration official in Hindi when they insist on speaking in English. Certainly roadside chai in the Indian kuddah is a more advanced move. https://t.co/dGVxD874Zf
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