This is a question the Silicon Valley Watcher asks. It’s not a new question, but it is worth thinking about it. Tom Foremski describes San Francisco as an innovator of media that is losing ground to Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley is fast becoming a Media Valley. Its fastest growing companies are media companies. Google publishes pages of content with advertising, so does Facebook, Twitter, etc. These are technology-enabled media companies and not tech companies.
And many of Silicon Valley technologies can be best described as media technologies because they enable the publishing of data and information.