Thoughts On Immediate Advice Of Iran News
Will which means that that Murdoch's decision to charge users to access his news sites is usually foolish?
I wouldn't pay for information, either, unless...
EASILY were asked 'would you ever pay for online news?', I would probably say 'no', too. In the end, in a day and time when we can usually find out about major events on Twitter before the news channels report them, why would we ever really want pay for access to their content?
However, I would, and frequently do, pay for quality and 'high-class' news. I'd never spend a penny for one of the shrinking quantity of totally free newspapers passed out on my method to work in a early morning, but I would purchase a Sunday broadsheet with all its extras and trimmings (despite the fact that the chances of me in fact reading lots of pages are extremely small).
I have been known to Iran News register with a paid members' area on the site of a certain football group (which shall remain nameless) to get access to extra content unavailable on the main website: video interviews and press conferences, highlights of reserve and youth group matches, live radio commentary on match times.
Would I spend to read The Sun online? No. There are often only about 2 paragraphs in each image-dominated content anyway. It only costs a few pennies to get the real thing therefore there wouldn't become much value in which consists of site. THE DAYS? Maybe, but only when all other quality information outlets beginning charging, otherwise I'd simply go for the free one.
Using a Credit Card to get a 20p Content?
I'm uncertain just how much Mr Murdoch wants to charge his users to read an article, but I'm guessing there is going to be some sort of accounts that needs establishing. I certainly couldn't be bothered to obtain my wallet out each time I wished to read something and I would be very hesitant to commit to subscribing.
However, if indeed they had an identical program to iTunes, whereby you just enter your password to get access to a paid article and your card is billed accordingly, that may make a bit more sense. But, if I had to achieve that for each major news supplier, it could become extremely tiresome.
Ultimately, they could be shooting themselves in the foot somewhat. If the site helps it be harder and less easy for me to read an article, I'll probably go elsewhere. I'd assume that I would always be in a position to read the news free of charge on the BBC's internet site, which wouldn't normally be very good news for the advertising revenue of the Murdoch online empire.
Let's assume that I in fact wished to read an article on a paid site therefore badly that We handed over my credit cards information to them, what would stop myself 'reporting' on what the article said on my freely obtainable blog? I would imagine it would be very hard for a newspaper group to prevent a large number of bloggers disseminating the information freely to their users who gain lots of traffic in the process.