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New York Times Asks Twitter to Shut Down Paywall-Evading Account
03-24-2011, 01:03 AM #1
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As PCMag pointed out, there are many ways to breach the forthcoming New York Times subscription service. However, the Times is taking action to plug at least one paywall's many holes by asking Twitter to shut down @freenyt, the account created with the intention of posting all Times articles.

The paywall, which will be fully rolled out March 28, allows readers to access up to 20 articles a month for free before they're asked to cough up some cash. Premium access costs between $15 and $35 a month, depending on the level of service. The "walled garden" approach has many caveats; access via articles posted on Facebook and Twitter is unrestricted. So as many have noted, it was only a matter of time before a twitter feed like the one the Times is trying to squash was created. In fact, @freenyt was born less than 12 hours after the paywall plans were announced last week.

Read it all at PCmag.com

Advertisers don't like it, analysts are unconvinced.

A total collapse in traffic happened when thetimes.co.uk put up a paywall, most advertisers abandoned the site almost immediately.

From independent.co.uk Rob Lynam, head of press trading at the media agency MEC, whose clients include Lloyds Banking Group, Orange, Morrisons and Chanel, says, "We are just not advertising on it. If there's no traffic on there, there's no point in advertising on there." Lynam says he has been told by News International insiders that traffic to The Times site has fallen by 90 per cent since the introduction of charges.

I suppose Murdoch wants to run this ship aground as well.

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03-24-2011, 01:13 AM #2
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let him pop2.gif68.gif
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04-08-2011, 09:38 AM #3
kri_tel Incognito Anonymous
 
That’s make sense, because only New York Times has the rights to published all those articles that been posted by the @freebyt on twitter. Thank you Jay for sharing that information.



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04-08-2011, 06:48 PM #4
yankees skier
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yeah sure, pay for news that is free elsewhere. There's a good business model. rofl.gif
04-09-2011, 03:23 AM #5
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Murdoch wants to show us all how big his ego is compared to profit. dunno.gif 13.gif Or perhaps he's going to retire?

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04-09-2011, 03:43 AM #6
yankees skier
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He's pure TPTB to the end.
04-09-2011, 04:01 AM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Agreed, but whats to gain in purposefully crashing an arm of media empire, or is this the beginning of the end for msm? damned.gif

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04-09-2011, 04:08 AM #8
yankees skier
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The entire TPTB agenda is to usher in a one government new world order. The goal is to destroy media outlets, so only one remains, loyal to the TPTB.
04-09-2011, 04:13 AM #9
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That actually makes sense. Fox News or something like it is left standing. OMG! scream.gif It's a tough time to be neutral in this climate.
I find myself speaking to the creator more and more as of late, not to certain I have anyones ear, but thats not the point.

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04-09-2011, 05:08 AM #10
yankees skier
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JR, i've been there a long time. It's like knowing the final chapter, and not fearing it. cheers.gif
04-09-2011, 05:23 AM #11
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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cheers.gif It's almost like a *sigh* I guess it's over? At the same time I realize its just begun.

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04-09-2011, 05:29 AM #12
yankees skier
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True dat. cheers.gif

But I have no fear.



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