Linked by David Adams on Sun 11th Jul 2010 18:54 UTC
Internet & Networking There's an article today at abc.com that looks at recent trends around net-based pay-for services and the smattering of paywalls from News Corp to the NYT that are up or threatening to be put up, and speculating that this could be the beginning of a trend. Of course, a YouTube video rental site and a few large publishers putting up paywalls will make zero difference to the "free internet" on their own. But if they're successful, it could spark emulation. But could this be a trend that could snowball enough to change the nature of the net?
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by TechGeek on Sun 11th Jul 2010 21:37 UTC
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The media conglomerate that controls the media has grown too fat. Used to be that they subsisted on ad revenue. Now thats not enough. They want us to pay on top of the ads. Problem for them is that for every new agency, there are tons of do it yourself bloggers/writers looking to make a name for them selves or their site by writing for free. In the end, the small efficient news groups will survive. The bloated masses will die. Its the natural way of things.

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