A few interesting follow-ups to my posts about the content Paywall debate:
- Eric of Websnark explores the idea that [people adapt to what’s convenient for them](http://www.websnark.com/archives/2009/11/one_of_the_most.html) – and if you make visiting news websites an inconvenient part of their daily internet use, by introducing paywalls for example, people will just route around them.
- Chris of TeleRead explores the idea of[ the wider content culture that newspapers are tending to ignore](http://www.teleread.org/2009/11/30/paywalls-twitter-and-tiger-woods-the-changing-face-of-internet-journalism/) in much more depth than I did.
- Alex Walters makes the point that [it might be spreading their reach internationally](http://alexanderwalters.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/has-rupert-murdoch-got-nothing-to-worry-about/) that saves mainstream news producers, not paywalls.
Oh, and my piece here landed me on the skynews.com slot on Sky News last night, as the above picture by former colleague [Simon Loxham](http://twitter.com/sloxham) attests. Pre-Christmas diet ahoy…
Ah, I love NEXT. Unlike many tech-based conferences, which are very rooted in the now, they have a remarkable knack of looking about two years into the future, and giving you a sense of what the world might look like then. I’ve been working with them since January, and
Good stuff I’ve read recently, haven’t linked to yet, but don’t have much to add
to right now:
* The Nichepaper Manifesto
– an articulate and well argued guide to how niche publishing might looks