How can charging money for free content not be the most brilliant idea since the BLINK tag?  Cablevision Systems Corp has recently bought Newsday and has announced it will begin to charge for access to the online version of the newspaper.  They seem to have some bizarre idea that by changing the site into a “a locally focused cable service” people will be falling over themselves to get a hold of content that is most likely free on any other newspaper’s online site.  Let’s all watch how well that works out for them. 

You can get a link to the original article via [H]ard|OCP.

“Finally! A website where you can pay for content that everyone else is getting for free! A warning to all you freebie news sites out there, your days are numbered. Soon, you too will have to start charging money for service that is free everywhere else so you can remain “competitive” too!”

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