Monday 12/3/12 open slaaaaash twitter thread
Well, almost. At the moment they’re just asking you to register. Later? About $150 a year.
Hey, I can see where they’re coming from, but $150 for that, $150 for the Australian etc. etc. when we’ve all become used to reading potentially dozens of online news sources every day…
A blogger like yours truly, and I suspect many others, would potentially have to pay multiple thousands every year.
I’m not in the industry but I still don’t understand why online papers never made/make enough serious coin through advertising like free-to-air TV does.
I know there’s adBlock software but surely there are still ways?
Heck, I’d even seriously consider paying for online news like I pay for cable TV; a few hundred bucks a year but something like 200 channels e.g. all Murdoch’s news sites under the one umbrella.
And sure, I’m used to getting online news for free and don’t want to change.
With Andrew Bolt soon to be behind a paywall, what’s the bet PM Julia Gillard woke up with a smile this morning?
Unfortunately for the Herald Sun, a former Queenslander living in Korea doesn’t have much use for a Melbourne rag.
Bolta’s great, but all good things come to an end.
Hmm, we’ll see what happens. Will it be time soon to find another hobby? Finally get that X-box?
And what for blogging in general, especially the big sites like the Drudge Report?