Monday, April 25, 2011

How To Get Around The New York Times Paywall

The New York Times will now allow you to see a limited number of articles (20?) before "enforcing" a paywall, showing you a preview of each article and pointing you toward a subscription page. But, this paywall is about as leaky as a BP blowout preventer. Search for the title of the article on Google News, click the first link, and, voila! Paywall removed. Apparently, the NYTimes wants to have its cake and eat it too. They want to keep all the revenue generated by ads and search traffic, and add a paid subscription revenue stream. I pay $5/year for ad-free access to The Wunderground. I don't see why I should be paying almost $200/year for a subscription that doesn't even get rid of the ads, especially when I can find comparable content elsewhere...

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