Linked by David Adams on Sun 11th Jul 2010 18:54 UTC
Internet & Networking There's an article today at 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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RE[2]: Comment by t3RRa
by t3RRa on Mon 12th Jul 2010 02:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by t3RRa"
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I think you got a good point. And i think that in this way; Are the contents on the news media thought by people worthy to pay for view? I don't really know. Maybe not as much as the content providers think. :p

But In regard to your example, I don't think internet gossip would contain trustworthy information on how strong it was, how much damage was occurred and etc compared to that of news media. Yes in my humble opinion, we DO still need news media. Some people would still prefer it over internet gossips. Some people would want to know more in-depth information on the happenings. We need both! ;)

Edited 2010-07-12 02:20 UTC

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