Facebook and Twitter gets preference by NY Times

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NY Times will be ending the free online usage.  This is the 3rd largest U.S. newspaper.   For past fifteen years the same was free. The New York Times will start charging people for unlimited access to its website and mobile services this month.   After the 20 free articles, the smart Web surfers will still be able to read an unlimited number for free if they can find them through search engines run by Microsoft’s Bing and Yahoo, or through links posted on content-sharing sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

The Times is imposing a daily limit of 5 items for traffic coming from Google, which processes about two-thirds of all Internet queries.

  • FAQ 1:  Can I still access NYTimes.com articles through Facebook, Twitter, search engines or my blog?

    • Answer: Yes. NY Times encourage links from Facebook, Twitter, search engines, blogs and social media. When you visit NYTimes.com through a link from one of these channels, that article (or video, slide show, etc.) will count toward your monthly limit of 20 free articles, but you will still be able to view it even if you’ve already read your 20 free articles.When you visit NYTimes.com by clicking links in search results, you’ll have a daily limit of 5 free articles. This limit applies to Google and other search engines.

  • FAQ 2: How can I keep track of how many articles I have read each month?

    • When you get close to your monthly limit, pop-up alerts will begin to appear at the bottom of pages you read on NYTimes.com. The alerts will tell you how many free articles remain in the current month. Note that the number of “remaining” articles does not include the article you’re currently viewing; the current article counts as an “already read” article.

Do you think other newspaper will also follow this kind of charging algorithm?  Give your comments and do share this news about news.

[ Reference & additional resource: http://www.nytimes.com/content/help/account/purchases/subscriptions-and-purchases.html

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4 Responses to Facebook and Twitter gets preference by NY Times

  1. Jackie Paulson 1966 says:

    Do you think other newspaper will also follow this kind of charging algorithm?
    TO be honest, their are people who love to have a newspaper delivered to their houses. They may not have the internet. Yes, they paid for it. So, in all honesty, I think we all should have to pay (something) to access the online versions. I think if those who pay attention and subscribe with facebook etc should be able to get it free now as they should be “grand fathered” claused IN, as I put it. Hope this makes sense.

    • Zaveri says:

      I appreciate your point of view and it does make sense, Jackie.
      Thanks – Jyotindra.

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