Weekly Roundup: The Internet is Getting Expensive Edition

After months of consideration, the NY Times has confirmed that they will begin to charging consumers who wish to access more than a certain number of articles per month. This all begs the question… Would you pay to access this sort of content on the web? Or would you just look elsewhere?

While you think about that, here are some links to interesting articles that I’ve recently run across. And guess what? They’re all free!

That’s it… Have a great night (or day, depending on when you read this).

7 Responses to “Weekly Roundup: The Internet is Getting Expensive Edition”

  1. Anonymous

    I’ll pay for online subscriptions – I actually “subscribe” to a few sources by donation, since they don’t charge – but I’m not sure if I’d subscribe to the NYT.

    I’d def. pay for a Reuters or AP subscription if they offered it to individuals, though – half the newspapers are just reprinting off the wire anyway.

  2. Anonymous

    Go elsewhere. What is a feed reader other than a crafted-just-for-me, completely free newspaper? Interesting that they’re following in the footsteps of the WSJ. From what I’d heard (which could be completely wrong), the WSJ’s plan hasn’t worked out very well for them.

    And thanks for the link. 🙂

  3. Anonymous

    It depends how they charge.

    If they charge per-article, then no. If they charge a reasonable rate for free-reign browsing, then I might. I enjoy browsing the NY Times, and will often read articles or parts of articles about subjects I’m not familiar with. Some of it is interesting and some isn’t, but not enough of it is interesting to pay-per-article and hope.

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