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
    Another AC, 1 Jun 2009 @ 4:54am

    Bingo

    Exactly. Offering content for no cost to the majority of the web's users does nothing to sustain a business financially. Offering content via paid subscription to a tiny fraction of the web's users will sustain a business financially if enough subscribers can be attracted. The number of potential free readers is entirely irrelevant.

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