WSJ is currently free to read on the iPhones and Blackberries. Enjoy it while you can. New owner, Rupert of News Corp wants to start charging us for using it. I guess you and I haven't been click on the ads in the app.
Mobile users will be charged $2 a week to use it while traditional WSJ subscribers will be jacked for $1 a week. Right on, Murdoch.
Anyway, it's his paper and he can do whatever he wants. Anyway, WSJ will start charging in "one to two months".
I'm not bitter about this. I knew it was coming. I'm sure other papers are eager to see how this experiment works out. Personally, I think there are better ways to do this.
I think the best way, my way, is to create a newspaper exchange. Readers can subscribe to it and papers are paid based on the readership. This way, we don't have to say $2 here and $2 there. Honestly, if each paper start charging, which I'm okay with, it will get messy.
Anyway, if you've installed the WSJ app on your iPhone like I have, enjoy it while you can for free unless you are willing to pay for it. I don't read enough of it to justify paying for it.
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