by Mike Masnick
Fri, Apr 1st 2011 12:50pm
While we've already been suitably stumped over the question of how the NY Times spent $40 million dollars to create the Emperor's New Paywall, perhaps we should take a more proactive view and discuss what else they could have done with that $40 million to put it to use more productively. That link has a few suggestions, from creating better products to investing in startups. I'm still wondering why it didn't use that money to simply create more value for users -- more features, more tools to keep them coming back, greater access to journalists and each other, more community features, etc. So how else do people think they could have spent that $40 million more productively?
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- New York Times Turns Ads Off On 'Sensitive' Stories
- Google's Ridiculous AdSense Morality Police Strike Again
- Attorney General Threatens To Prosecute Reporters For Doing Their Job
- Government Pays $18k To Journalists Whose Tank Plant Photos It Deleted
- NY Times Urges News Sites To Embrace HTTPS/SSL... In An Article That Can't Be Read Via HTTPS