Social media giants tighten their grip on small content producers

By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist The digital age is supposed be the era of the solopreneur, allowing ordinary human content producers like you and me to start their own online media empire. The holy web has allowed us to bypass the former gatekeepers: Want to build your own radio show but can’t get a regular gig? Start a podcast.Read the full article

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