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.

Filed Under: business models, charging, magazines, paywalls, time magazine
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  1. identicon
    mobiGeek, 1 Jun 2009 @ 9:22am

    Re: Re: Re: Bingo

    Another barrier to this business model you love so much is the natural suspicion people have over such shemes. Anyone who has been tricked into visiting a time-share facility in order to recieve their "free gift" understands how painful the bait-and-switch scenario can be, so they learn to avoid it.

    And yet, people still consume print and televised media, at no cost other than covering the distribution cost...


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