by Mike Masnick
Tue, Jul 6th 2010 4:16pm
Reader Dementia points out this amusing example of newspapers and their paywalls, combined with the newspapers clearly not even realizing what their stories and headlines say. In this example, it's the Leader Telegram newspaper in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, which has an article entitled Bronze Star stories worth sharing. Sounds great, right? Only problem? If you open up the article, you get two paragraphs deep before you're hit with a paywall. So, apparently, the stories are only worth sharing if you pay, and then the people you share them with will have to pay as well. That seems rather obnoxious, doesn't it? "Hey, why don't you share these stories and make your friends and family pay to read them?" Generally speaking, if you're suggesting people "share" your stories, how about you make them shareable?
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