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Google Contributor: Pay To Block Ads
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Joe Stanganelli
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12/2/2014 | 5:28:37 AM
Re: In simple words
@Technocrati ...Not to mention that there are excellent aggregators of out there that are more efficient in finding compelling content than you would be on your own -- and are better able to source it.
Joe Stanganelli
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12/2/2014 | 5:26:56 AM
Re: In simple words
In this world of copycat journalism and journalism by clickbait lists, there's really very little out there I'd be willing to pay for.


Plus, I'm a writer.  I can write my own entertainment.  ;)
Kristin Burnham
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11/30/2014 | 5:43:51 PM
Re: Weigh in
@Stratustician, I agree about ads, but I think what's more alarming is how ads and cookies track you and your data across the web. That might be more of a driver to support something like this.
Charlie Babcock
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11/24/2014 | 7:11:40 PM
Working both sides of the street?
In publishing, this is a new business model. The basic thrust is, Google charges an advertiser to place an ad. Secondarily, it charges your site if you do not want ads placed on it. It's not previously  been possible, say in the world of print publishing, to work both sides of the street at the same time.
Laurianne
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11/24/2014 | 3:25:56 PM
Re: In simple words
Online publishers would be very happy if people would pay a small subscription fee. But would you really pony up?
Ariella
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11/24/2014 | 1:27:06 PM
Re: In simple words
LOL @ TerryB someone has to come up with a cartoon to depict that: the new racket: putting out ads and then offering to sell you protection from them!
Ariella
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11/24/2014 | 10:00:28 AM
Re: In simple words
@zaious If that's how it works, would the pledge of $1-$3 each month go for each subscription service, or does one arrange one flat fee for all of them?
Joe Stanganelli
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11/22/2014 | 11:25:13 AM
Silliness
This is the same business model that the Net Neutrality activists are so scared of.

I...I... I don't get it.
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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11/21/2014 | 2:59:56 PM
Weigh in
What do you think, readers? Would you pay up to view your favorite sites sans ads?


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