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[5]: Comment by t3RRa
by nt_jerkface on Tue 13th Jul 2010 01:52 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by t3RRa"
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The idea that you can equate what some fat losers write on the safety of their computers tucked away in the basement with people who are actually professionals is an insult, especially all those that have lost their lives bringing you this information. The same info that fatboy re-posts on his blog.


You can have your Twitter, Facebook, and all that iReporting crap. I will take my NY Times over that in a heartbeat, and know full well at the end of the day I will be the wiser one for it. So good luck, we truly are living in a god damn decadent generation that wishes to just fucking embrace ignorance.

I'll take the fat losers because I know they will at least give me a variety of news and opinion that I can't get from the mainstream media. I'd rather not get my news from a bunch of New Yorkers that readily admit to their own bias:

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