Linked by Mufasa on Tue 13th Jul 2010 15:57 UTC
Editorial I read David's post worrying about the end of the free internet and I had to respond, as I strongly disagree that free and advertising-supported content is the future. If anything, it is advertising-supported content that is destined to be a niche strategy, because of new internet technology that enables entirely new models and empowers consumers to have exactly what they want. Advertising will not support much content creation, so I suggest what will.
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RE: Comment by dvzt
by ichi on Tue 13th Jul 2010 22:19 UTC in reply to "Comment by dvzt"
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I expect that sites will in the future charge for content via deals with ISPs, possibly through a PalPal-style 3rd party. ISPs might include in their offering some amount of paid content, depending on which product customer buys, then each time he visits a pay site, some amount of money gets subtracted from his account. This way it would be very simple for customers and it would actually be quite similar to how people pay e.g. for phones.

But unlike phones, by browsing one single site you could be actually accessing several different pay sites at the same time through iframes or whatever.

And you can bet the very moment they can get your money on a per visit basis they will do exactly that kind of stuff.

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