Pay Wall

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The Hartford Courant is the latest daily newspaper to erect a pay wall for “premium content.”

The new rules go into effect this week. Editorial writer Peter Pach commented on Facebook last week that giving away your product for free is not a good business model.

The Courant follows the Journal Inquirer locally, and papers like the New York Times, Wall St. Journal and Washington Post in making this decision.

An interesting long term question is; how this may effect blogging. Many popular blog sites thrive by linking for free to content on what have been fully open main stream media websites.