Sunday, December 01, 2019

Paywalls are fragmenting the Internet away from globalism?



Kevin Roose et al has a bombastic, large print article in the Sunday New York Times (Nov. 13), about how the Internet is fragmenting into walled gardens, for people who can afford them. “You can clean it up for a price”'
  
The main thing he is talking about is subscriptions, and there are too many of them to keep track of.  

The video below explains metered paywalls (at least with an Austin, TX newspaper).

  
In fact, most large media companies want to monopolize your consumption (and are trying to drive indie journalists off the platforms).  That’s one reason why I support the idea of blended or bundled paywalls, which would have to be developed. Along the way, we could create router-level age-gates to prevent COPPA from spreading.

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