NY Post report: TimesSelect is a goner

timesselect-thumb.gifThe New York Times is poised to eliminate its TimesSelect product, making its popular columns, discussion boards and other features free to search engine spiders and all the denizens of the Internet, according to a report in the New York Post. If true, this effectively ends the most prominent example of putting popular news content behind a pay wall (outside of the Wall Street Journal, of course).

friedman.jpgI’d mourn thee, TimesSelect, save for the fact that I can now e-mail Thomas Friedman columns to my fiancee and friends. Come on, who could keep that cuddly, pouty face behind a pay wall for long? [Link via Romenesko]

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Author: Danny Sanchez

Danny Sanchez is the Audience Development Manager at Tribune's Sun-Sentinel.com and OrlandoSentinel.com. Danny has been with Tribune since 2005 in a variety of editorial, digital and product development roles in Hartford, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. He has also previously worked in the newsrooms of the Tampa Bay Times and The Miami Herald.

One thought on “NY Post report: TimesSelect is a goner”

  1. Count me as one of the suckers who subscribed to this service when it first launched. It’s a blessing in disguise for the Times that it died.

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