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11-18-2012, 08:15 PM
Race to the bottom!
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Originally Posted by heartsabres View Post
Gone are the days of paying for something becuase you are being provided a service. Why read it if you donīt want to pay for it? If you want something to be successful then why not support it? It is sad that so many people have the opinion that everything should be free. They do not think about the employees needing to get paid and the business staying alive. They just want things to be free.
Do you read the artvoice? Use a free checking account? Craigslist? Google?

Thousands of successful businesses offer a service to draw a large population toward ads and other services. The fact is that the buffalo news has been writing itself out of relevancy for years. Now it can't support itself with ad revenue and it's taking the chance that they can get more readers to pay for content that's largely available in a number of other places for free than they will chase away by doing something that a minority of other news sites do.

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