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    Slate Star Codex | 6/5/20 | 10 min
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    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      1 month ago

      First, paywalled newspapers sometimes use a clickbait model, where they start by making you curious what’s in the article, then charge you to find out.

      But as long as bloggers, Facebookers, tweeters, etc aren’t following good Internet hygiene, the very existence of paywalled sources will continue to be a net negative for the average Internet user.