New York Times to social media: Drop dead

The New York Times’ plan for an online paywall amounts to a poke in the eye for the social-media services that currently supply much of the site’s traffic, writes LeeAnn Prescott. It’s also a big gamble, Prescott notes, since the Times clearly hopes to continue to draw on the power of social networks once the wall is in place. “It seems underhanded for any online news site to encourage social-media sharing, but not allow everyone to read the articles,” Prescott writes.  VentureBeat


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