quote: After less than four months, the San Francisco Chronicle has torn down its paywall, saying little about what led to the decision. I presume that the signup numbers were very very low, and that the drop in ad-views was sufficiently alarming that it made management reconsider.
re: SF Chronicle's paywall comes down after only four months (Posted on 8/16/13 at 9:58 am to Chicken)
The Chronicle never offered enough content to make it worthwhile. It was basically a nola.com-esque rag, full of blogs about celebrities and other bs like that. If you're going to have a paywall you need to offer top of the line, unique content (WSJ, NYT, FT).