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(Newsday)   Newsday to charge $5 a week for full access to its online content, calling it a "pioneering Web model" that will no doubt pioneer them right into bankrupcty   (newsday.com) divider line 192
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2009-10-22 10:43:32 AM  
Who could think this is a good idea?
 
2009-10-22 10:43:58 AM  
Who the fark would pay $5 to read crap news?
 
2009-10-22 10:44:02 AM  
...but Fark lite is free!
 
2009-10-22 10:44:05 AM  
SUE, DREW, SUE!
 
2009-10-22 10:44:15 AM  
shh, No one tell Newsday that there are free sources of news lurking around!
 
2009-10-22 10:44:27 AM  
It pioneered me over to a free content news site.

/not really...who the hell outside of Long Island would read that crap rag anyway?
 
2009-10-22 10:44:28 AM  
Yes, Subtard, because free has worked out so well for them.
 
2009-10-22 10:44:32 AM  
What an ill-advised pioneer may look like:

www.80stees.com
 
2009-10-22 10:44:41 AM  
Five bucks a week, and still 7 Ads per page?

How about no.
 
2009-10-22 10:44:59 AM  
I can't wait to see M. take it up the arse on this one.
 
2009-10-22 10:45:04 AM  
What's Newsday?
 
2009-10-22 10:45:09 AM  
MrCheeks: SUE, DREW, SUE!

Who is Sue? Drew's wife?
 
2009-10-22 10:45:12 AM  
Shrinkwrap: shh, No one tell Newsday Drew that there are free sources of news lurking around!
 
2009-10-22 10:45:49 AM  
ClockCat: Who could think this is a good idea?

Give me 5 bucks and I'll tell you.
 
2009-10-22 10:46:48 AM  
I thought all "news" sites just reposted AP and Reuters stories anyways?

/for real news, not cat-stuck-in-a-tree news.
 
2009-10-22 10:47:44 AM  
idrow: ClockCat: Who could think this is a good idea?

Give me 5 bucks and I'll tell you.


No.
 
2009-10-22 10:47:48 AM  
You idiots liters seem to not understand the difference between $5 a week for news you can get anywhere else, and $5 a month for total superiority.
 
2009-10-22 10:47:58 AM  
A week? Are you kidding me?
 
2009-10-22 10:48:03 AM  
Two out of the first twelve responses are farkers; the rest are like me - not going to pay for something that you can get for free (information on the net).
 
2009-10-22 10:48:12 AM  
squidgod2000: I thought all "news" sites just reposted AP and Reuters stories anyways?

You "thought" wrong.
 
2009-10-22 10:48:29 AM  
Ikam: A week? Are you kidding me?

Yeah, I wouldn't pay more than $5 a month for a collection of garbage news and poorly written headlines.
 
2009-10-22 10:48:57 AM  
Seriously, $20/mo for online content?

Good luck with that.
 
2009-10-22 10:50:14 AM  
Shrinkwrap: shh, No one tell Newsday that there are free sources of news lurking around!

Not for long, an advertising supported web model is proving to be a major failure for newspaper. They have got to try something new.
 
2009-10-22 10:51:24 AM  
i can't line my cat pans with computer monitors.

or wrap fish. seriously, ever try to wrap a salmon in a 17 inch dell monitor?
 
2009-10-22 10:51:29 AM  
El Chode: You idiots liters seem to not understand the difference between $5 a week for news you can get anywhere else, and $5 a month for total superiority.

If by superiority you mean seeing the same story posted 20 times from every news site and blog out there, then yes you are correct.
 
2009-10-22 10:51:50 AM  
TwistedIvory: Seriously, $20/mo for online content?

Good luck with that.


My WoW account is cheaper and I never even play it. At least I can log on to that and get verbally abused by teenagers.
 
2009-10-22 10:52:03 AM  
kabloink: El Chode: You idiots liters seem to not understand the difference between $5 a week for news you can get anywhere else, and $5 a month for total superiority.

If by superiority you mean seeing the same story posted 20 times from every news site and blog out there, then yes you are correct.


I mean superiority as in "literate"
 
2009-10-22 10:52:03 AM  
Knucklepopper: Yes, Subtard, because free has worked out so well for them.

That is the suby's point..
 
2009-10-22 10:52:50 AM  
img23.imageshack.us
 
2009-10-22 10:52:57 AM  
H31N0US: MrCheeks: SUE, DREW, SUE!

Who is Sue? Drew's wife?


No, Sue is a troll.
She claims to be fat, but actually she's kinda hot.
Fantastic hips-to-waist ratio.
 
2009-10-22 10:53:00 AM  
Relevant:
http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/epicEpic 2015 (new window)
 
2009-10-22 10:53:43 AM  
TsukasaK: Relevant:
http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/epicEpic 2015 (new window)


What the shiat.. let's try that again:

That thing I just posted (new window)
 
2009-10-22 10:54:01 AM  
Didn't they declare bankruptcy already at some point? And $5 a week, is that more than what you would pay to get it home delivered?
 
2009-10-22 10:54:26 AM  
$5 a WEEK????

I don't think anyone would pay $20 a month for access to that ONE website.

"The new strategy comes as newspapers have been scrambling to replace the advertising-based model after years of steep revenue decline. Charging viewers for online content has been debated in the newspaper industry in the past few years."

I guess they'll just see an even steeper decline.
 
2009-10-22 10:54:27 AM  
What ever happened to Long Island? They used to be so relevant.
 
2009-10-22 10:54:55 AM  
4.3 weeks in a month, not 4 so 4.3 X $5 = 21.50 per month. Pet peeve of mine.
 
2009-10-22 10:54:57 AM  
perdu: What's Newsday?

It's where you can find out what the weather will be like in Ronkonkoma and how badly the Islander's lost last night. For only $5 a week.
 
2009-10-22 10:55:30 AM  
Under the most optomistic estimate, they could make enough money off this to buy a new Mr. Coffee for the employee lounge.
 
2009-10-22 10:55:41 AM  
uberhund72: Didn't they declare bankruptcy already at some point? And $5 a week, is that more than what you would pay to get it home delivered?

Newspapers here are $5/month.
 
2009-10-22 10:55:50 AM  
What?! I have to pay for content that a real, live human being had to put together. Probably a human being with a spouse and children to support. Whaaaaa! Whaaaaa! I want everything for free. Mommy and daddy and support me while I live in their basement. Why can't everyone else!
 
2009-10-22 10:56:22 AM  
chandler_vt: That is the suby's point..

Subby's point seems to be that access to the news should be free.
 
2009-10-22 10:56:25 AM  
natetimm: TwistedIvory: Seriously, $20/mo for online content?

Good luck with that.

My WoW account is cheaper and I never even play it. At least I can log on to that and get verbally abused by teenagers.


so THIS is wear u post rofl 2 scared to admit my gear owns urs n0000b?
 
2009-10-22 10:56:27 AM  
I just signed up twice.
 
2009-10-22 10:56:50 AM  
Mr. Slippyfist: perdu: What's Newsday?

It's where you can find out what the weather will be like in Ronkonkoma and how badly the Islander's lost last night. For only $5 a week.


Islanders.

/Sorry Nazis.
 
2009-10-22 10:57:05 AM  
Catsaregreen: What?! I have to pay for content that a real, live human being had to put together. Probably a human being with a spouse and children to support. Whaaaaa! Whaaaaa! I want everything for free. Mommy and daddy and support me while I live in their basement. Why can't everyone else!

Oh no. No no no. You don't have to. That's quite the entire point. Nobody else has to either.

.. Nor will they.
 
2009-10-22 10:57:52 AM  
I've had Farkers give me free TF for a month, twice.

It's just not worth it - I got real tired of seeing 20 of the same stories posted.

And most of the threads were empty of comment. Kinda like going to a party, and no one else shows up. What's the fun of that?
 
2009-10-22 10:58:51 AM  
However, John Morton, head of the Morton Research Inc., a Silver Spring, Md.-based media consulting firm, said the current model of free online content is not a "rational model."

So Facebook, Yahoo, Google, Myspace, etc etc etc aren't making any money? oh rally? Wait... tv news and radio stations as well... all provide free content and charge advertisers.
 
2009-10-22 10:59:01 AM  
Good news: I have tons of in-laws on Long Island that are subscribers, so I can get Newsday online for free

Bad news: See "Good news"
 
2009-10-22 10:59:36 AM  
Now what's really interesting and is something I like that Subby missed is the real business plan behind the $20 a month.
NewsDay.com will be free to cable and print subscribers, people who actually support the newspaper and news network.
If you're lame enough to pay $20 a month, then great. But they know people won't and they could care less.
NewsDay is finally take the step papers should have done seven years ago; they're giving their print product some actual farking value.
 
2009-10-22 10:59:42 AM  
ClockCat: uberhund72: Didn't they declare bankruptcy already at some point? And $5 a week, is that more than what you would pay to get it home delivered?

Newspapers here are $5/month.


Yeah, this seems more expensive than a paper newspaper, which, unlike a desktop, you can take to the can.
 
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