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 @ 12:08pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Bingo

    Who says they are all making money (and profit)?

    I don't see a long term business model for many of the current popular online services. They are just milking their current popularity for venture capital, advertising or whatever. Doesn't mean they have a viable long-term business model. Talk to me in 10 years about Facebook - maybe I'll remember the name. When I say "Napster" in front of my daughter she just gives me a blank look. Fads are not a business model, even if they bring in money for a time.

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