For the longest time, the web was all like “blog blog blog blog” and we were like “fave fave fave like like like” but a bunch of recent publications and publishing systems seem to be breaking out of that mode. Craig Mod calls it Subcompact Publishing. Not sure I like the name, but I dig his gist. Here are a few examples I’ve seen:
Evening Edition: A daily roundup of the news brought to you by Mule Design.
NextDraft: From Dave Pell, a culture-centric newsletter available via email and for iPad/iPhone.
Brief: “Technology news worth caring about”, compiled daily by Richard Dunlop-Walters.
The Magazine: A bi-weekly iOS magazine for tech/internet lovers published by Marco Arment.
MATTER: An outlet for long-form journalism founded by Jim Giles and Bobbie Johnson.
Tapestry: A platform for making tappable iOS publications from Betaworks.