“You know it’s ‘content’ if the form is provided by someone else”

Sometimes it’s annoying when someone says something in two sentences better than you said it in several paragraphs, but this time I’m pleased:

A stray thought: the correct 21st-century definition of “content” isn’t “generic media” but rather “the specific kind of media designed for platforms and algorithms”. The clue is that “content creators” exist only on (for?) platforms.

Another: you know it’s “content” if the form is provided by someone else.

Robin Sloan, “Here is your liberal art

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