There appears to some changes taking place in the online article-marketing sector. Indeed the sector is evolving very rapidly. The question is at this break-neck speed of hyper-evolution in this current paradigm of the Information age in the present period, what will the end result be? Who will be the market winners and who will be the market losers.
In talking with one online article site it appears that his website although superior in perceived quality of information has been passed by others with a quantity balanced approach to quality. Yet the others who stagnate with neither quantity nor quality seem to have not gone very far or been able to create adequate synergies.
Of course it was also noted by one industry analyst and entrepreneur that; If you want to talk about elephants in the room, try www.findarticles.com - which has 10 million articles from magazines! Yet despite places like that, we each have our own niche, we all succeed on different scales.
Indeed this is also a fact and there will always be category killers and I suppose they serve an excellent purpose by casting wide nets. Northern Lights collection of articles was also worthy of mention. They had a lock down on that for a while. But information flow will always find a way.
And like water it will find the path of least resistance to complete its journey to the sea or masses of users. I hope conceptually you can understand this abstract thought and realize that the game is still afoot and the market winners are in no way set in stone. Consider all this in 2006.