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This is a new one on me. Spotted earlier from a link to the Spirit of Jefferson. http://spiritofjefferson.com/blog/2012/03/new-blue-ridge-president-resigns/
An interesting concept on a few levels. I mean, if news sites are going to charge for content, they can't possibly expect us to sign up to a dozen different logins to pay for it.?
03-14-2012, 03:35 PM
I know. I refuse to pay the fee to read the article and sign up for yet another log in thing to remember
03-14-2012, 04:02 PM
Well, I have dozens of accounts nowadays. Check out personal.com for keeping track.
The 15 cents is annoying. I'll just wait to read it online at the Journal for free.:)
03-14-2012, 05:20 PM
Spotted earlier from a link to the Spirit of Jefferson. http://spiritofjefferson.com/blog/20...ident-resigns/
I didn't realize I had linked to a pay to view article. I have now removed the link in the post HERE
I know. I refuse to pay the fee to read the article and sign up for yet another log in thing to rememberWell, I don't mind paying reasonably to be entertained and informed. And I understand newspapers are not going to be able to support decent reporters via ads alone - especially when so many block those ads. And the multiple logins are what Cleeg is trying to solve - one login for multiple sites. Makes sense, but I'm not sure larger papers are going to like sharing the revenue.
I didn't realize I had linked to a pay to view article. I have now removed the link in the post HERENo, it didn't do that. The main article was available for free. Only the "extra content" was a small extra charge. Again, assuming ad revenue isn't going to pay for quality reporting, I think this may be a good idea.
03-15-2012, 02:49 PM
Micropayments for content are nothing new. The trick is to make it as transparent as possible for the reader. A regional clearing house for payments which gets "charged" with money by the reader is useful. Some of the cloud providers such as iTunes have made a go of this. Separate logon requirements are definitely a hassle.
03-15-2012, 03:08 PM
Print media has been evolving for some time now. Although I had never of Cleeng before seeing it on the Spirit website, it seems to be a logical step in that evolution. One thing that Cleeng needs to do better for the consumer is specify exactly the scope of their contributors. I wandered around their web pages, but couldn't find a link to any list of what publishers are currently Cleeng members. BIG problem, IMO. Why would I want to subscribe to Cleeng if I cannot find out in advance who is providing content through them?
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