It was reported that Dick Clark, 82, died yesterday after suffering a massive heart attack. The TV personality is remembered for his major contributions to entertainment, including bringing rock n’ roll to the masses with American Bandstand and celebrating new beginnings with us since 1972 on his famous New Year’s Rockin’ Eve show.
Today, we look to Internet social platforms as agents of cultural transformation and hubs of content distribution. So, can we compare Dick Clark’s successful, traditional media outlets to our digitally-based ones? Forbes reporter Zack O’Malley Greenburg takes a crack at it.