The Great Paywall Experiment

I have been watching with interest the Times‘ experiment with paid content – or rather cutting off non-paying customers from stories. This chart from Alexa today tells the traffic story – stable traffic for The Guardian and The Telegraph and sharply declining traffice for The Times. The FT perhaps provides a paid-for benchmark, although The […]

The Power of Big

I remember quite vividly years ago failing to convince anyone in my circle of acquaintances in b2b that Linkedin would have a future. The problem was that, though they were getting quite popular, they didn’t have an obvious business model and without revenue, it was argued, they had no future. Of course, as things panned […]