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
    Free Capitalist, 4 Jun 2009 @ 11:15am

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

    @minijedimaster

    Wiki's article on pay per click (Google's money making business model, taken from GoTo.com) is OK. The only thing insiders might clarify is that 'organic results' aren't all that organic... the industry took it upon themselves to 'break out' top sponsored results a few years ago in order to appear less 'deceptive' to saavy users. However, the 'organic results' still include paid results first.

    Google's old corporate mantra should have been:
    "The definition of 'evil' is subjective. Therefore, it's all good!"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pay_per_click

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