Sunday, October 16, 2005

Throwing away influence

The New York Times recently changed its totally free website. It now has a few sections where you must pay to read it, mostly of their op-ed columnists. Of course, it's very hard to get people to pay for what is formerly free, without offering actual improvements. (Sirius and XM Radio both offered improvements -- no commericals over regular radio -- and that is a good example of an improvement.) I bet they will learn that very quickly.

The dailykos has this nice graph of how weblog citations of their columnists. How fast before they hit zero? via Gordon Watts at Quantum Diaries.