Time Magazine May Join Newspapers In Committing Suicide By Charging Online

from the good-luck-with-that dept

So, say you're a general news magazine that's struggling to remain even remotely relevant in an internet era... what do you do? Apparently if you're Time, you think about charging. This isn't all that surprising, really, given that Time Magazine published that poorly thought out article arguing for micropayments for online publications. It just makes you wonder who these people are making these decisions and if they ever bothered to look at all of the attempts in the past to charge for such content online.

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    BobinBaltimore (profile), 1 Jun 2009 @ 8:02am

    Re: Re: Bingo

    Again, you're mixing industries. Google, Facebook, and for the most part, Yahoo, are not content creators, but aggregators. Totally different world and business view. Yes, some aspects (advertising, licensing issues) may carry across these and the publishing space, but they, for the most part, are not saddled with the costs and complexities of creating content. Big difference, and I'm guessing @AnotherAC's comment was really focused on the media/publishing arena.

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