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SF Chronicle's paywall comes down after only four months



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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.

Yay for the free internet!




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CurDog
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Yay for the free internet!


no doubt






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Queen
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Paywalls are stupid. Charging for ads by impression will net a lot more money, esp if it only costs a couple bucks a month for a Sunday subscription to get past it.





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Cold Cous Cous
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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).





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Flair Chops
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congrats on the topic of interest





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gthog61
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hahaha

Most of the time the free crap on their site isn't worth the click.






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