Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Making the web pay

The end of the free lunch—again

"...every business needs revenues—and advertising, it transpires, is not going to provide enough."

This article, along with the news of even more newspapers shutting down, has me thinking... would I pay for the news? Would I pay for Facebook? Would I even need to? I agree that the news services need to be supported in some way and I might even be persuaded to subscribe to a 'good' on-line news service. But there is the rub... trying to be 'good' for everyone is an impossible task and will only cause a race to the bottom as news services compete for my dollar.

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