Columnists : Dave Barry — on Herald.com (and why the “free” Web site subscription model should die),


I would post a link on my blog to Dave Barry however, his home newspaper the Miami Herald chooses to use a sign up to receive greater access to his column. Additional “benefits” are described as “Offers from our partner Cool Savings“.

This is what is wrong with the Internet. I start reading Dave’s “Year End In Review” and because I have exceeded some arbitrary number of pages on the Herald’s Web site I am repeatedly shown a sign-up form. How utterly annoying! Not only this but, because of this subscription model, Dave’s blog is merely a list of links to news items sent by his astute readers. Boring.

Guess, I’ll catch Dave’s column in the local paper. Thanks anyway!



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Rob Ainbinder

Rob is an SEO and Marketing strategist, creator, writer, entrepreneur, blogger, Dad and husband. He is also the author of “Mastering Google Keep”. In his spare time, Rob enjoys completing home improvement projects, crafting barbeque and cheering on the New England Patriots. Rob lives with his family (Wife, our teenage daughter, and dog Lilly) in Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem area of North Carolina.

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