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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by ichi on Tue 13th Jul 2010 18:50 UTC
ichi
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That won't fly.

Users don't want to pay even more for what they get from the internet, and other sites will capitalize on that through ads, absorbing the users that deflect from the now pay-per-view sites.

And what about sites with user submitted news and contributions? Are you going to share the micropayments with every contributor? Are we supposed to pay to read our own posts and comments?

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