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Huffington Post Fights Back Against NY Times Paywall

April 1st, 2011 04:13 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

The Almighty Buck

As you may recall, we’ve recently

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.

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