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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why pay for something so useless?
by boushkash on Wed 14th Jul 2010 17:12 UTC
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i disagree with the notion that the main use of the internet is reading news be it from big media companies or from amateur blogs. if this is going to require making payments regardless of how small then i doubt many people will even remotely consider it. the semi retarded blogger who wants to make a living by posting crap while sitting on his/her couch should figure out another way to do it.

the cost of the internet connection is more than enough payment to use what the internet has to offer which is so not about news/blogs.

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