Huffington Post Fights Back Against NY Times Paywall
the New York Times’ stumbling efforts to implement a paywall on their website. Now
in an effort to combat the growing trend of hiding content behind annoying attempts at monetization, the Huffington Post has taken a strong stand against the paywall by setting up a paywall of their own that blocks out NY Times
. “On HuffingtonPost.com you can view the first 6 letters of each word at no charge (including slideshows of adorable kittens). After 6 letters, we will ask you to become a digital
. You may choose to subscribe to see the rest of each word individually, or choose a package to access all words of more than 6 letters.”
expect this to be a particularly devastating response, given how much of the HuffPo’s content is appropriated and re-used by the NY Times.