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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    minijedimaster (profile), 1 Jun 2009 @ 2:08pm

    Re: Exactly *how should Time use Google's business model?

    ...many 'users'(and apparently some posters on this thread) aren't aware that the company makes profit when people click on any of a number of their top results for most given searches.

    Really? Aside from you (Free Capitalist) saying that this is how it works, where is the proof that this is the case? Cause silly me, I thought Google search rankings were ordered based on amount of other sites linking to that one. A simple breakdown of how it works I'm sure. (sarcasm) But here I was blindly thinking it worked one way, alas, all I had to do was read some anonymous comment here on Techdirt to find out how wrong I was. (/sarcasm)


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