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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    mobiGeek, 1 Jun 2009 @ 9:25am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Bingo

    Just because something is free now (eg. Gmail, etc.) does not mean it will be free in perpetuity

    If the organization is making money (and profit), then why would they shut it down?

    If they start to lose money, then their business model is failing. They need to adjust, and if your "now pay us" is how they adjust, then they'll simply lose out to competitors who figure out a better business model.


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