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Paying For an Online Reputation: Fair, Or Gaming the System?

For everything we do now -- from scheduling a mover to choosing a restaurant for a first date -- we turn to the Web. Yelp, Twitter, Facebook, Citysearch and even Google immediately pull up reviews and hear what the collective voice of the Internet has to say. In fact, when scheduling a doctor, your author crosschecks what her insurance provides with what the consensus says; negative reviews are...

New York Times Drops Paywall Subscriptions to $0.99... For Now

With its paywall rolling out in the U.S. this afternoon, the New York Times is attempting to sweeten the deal with $0.99 subscriptions for the first four weeks of subscription. (Why, that's a 97-percent savings!) The Times is obviously doing this out of the goodness of its heart, and the sale certainly doesn't imply that the paper's nervous about its paywall implementation. Nope, not nervous in...

NYTimes Extends Paywall Limit, as Coders Jump Over Wall and Reporters Game System

Either Google pitched a fit, or the New York Times got savvy to the fact that not everyone searches with Google. (Wait, they don't?) Either way, TechCrunch is reporting that the paper decided to extend its five-article-per-day referral limit to all "major" search engines. It's an intelligent-enough about-face from the initial policy, which the Times said would apply only to Google. After...

New York Times Digital Subscription Plans Cuts Apple In on the Action

After over a year of planning, the New York Times has finally unveiled its new paywall system, and one of the major beneficiaries may wind up being Apple. In addition to selling website subscriptions directly to readers, the Times will offer plans through the Apple App Store. That means that, in compliance with Apple's new subscription policy, the paper will hand over 30-percent of the revenue...

How to Get Around the New York Times' Paywall

The New York Times may be putting up a paywall later this month, but users can still access more than 20 free online articles per month, using a technique explained by Business Insider. [Ed. Note: We may or may not have been exploiting this loophole to read the Wall Street Journal for ages.] All you have to do is copy the headline of the article you want to read, paste it in Google's search...

New York Times to Introduce Digital Paywall on March 28th

On March 28th, the New York Times will begin charging all but the most infrequent users to read articles online. Under the plan, users will be able to read 20 articles per month at no charge. Once they click on the 21st piece, however, they'll be presented with three payment options: $15 for four weeks a month of online and mobile app access, $20 for access to the site and the iPad app, or...

Read This: Do Hipstamatic War Photos Make Combat More Like Summer Camp?

These photos play on another trend in war coverage over the past few years, which is the transformation of the soldier and killing agents (the gun notwithstanding) into innocent man-child. 'The boys sleeping' has been a popular motif. Often, these photos have a homo-erotic resonance to them, although it's much more comfortable thinking: 'puppies.'BagNews considers whether or not the use of the...

Read This: 'Wikipedia Is Male-Dominated. That Doesn't Mean It's Sexist.'

The gender imbalance among Wikipedia contributors is not even news. The Wikimedia study came out in August 2009 and was covered by the Wall Street Journal at that time. In the 17 months (which the Times rounds down to "about a year") that this report has been searing the Times' consciousness, the paper has come up with exactly zero new facts to explain the contributor imbalance. Instead, the...

New York Times Adding E-Books to Best Sellers List This Friday

The New York Times is finally ready to add e-books to its best seller list. In addition to the print best seller list, the Times will have a dedicated e-book list, as well as a third list that combines both print and digital sales. The lists will pop up on NYTimes.com this Friday, February 11th, and in the print edition of the Sunday Book Review on February 13th....

25 Best iPhone Apps Under $1

The holidays are expensive enough. Why spend extra cash on tricking out your iPhone with sweet new apps? Besides, there are zillions of selections on the market; how can you even figure out which ones you really need -- or better yet, which ones won't chew through your battery and destroy your phone? Wouldn't it be great if there were a list of iPhone apps that were not only cheap, but essential,...

NYT Sunday Book Review Will Include E-Book Bestseller List in 2011

Further cementing e-books' relevance to mainstream culture, the New York Times announced Wednesday that it will include e-book bestseller lists for fiction and non-fiction titles in its Sunday Book Review, beginning early next year. The Times, with help from data-tracking company RoyaltyShare, will cull sales numbers from publishing houses, big-box bookstores, indie bookstores, online retailers...

New York Times 'Disunion' Blog Covers the Civil War in Real Time

Blogs didn't exist during the Civil War, but the New York Times certainly did -- and its extensive archives capture just about every phase of the five-year conflict. Now, nearly 150 years after the war broke out, the paper has begun covering the war once again in "real time," on a new blog called 'Disunion.' Each post on the new forum focuses on what was going on in the U.S. on that particular...

Google TV Inches Closer to Reality With HBO, Twitter, Netflix Partnerships

Today Google TV got its own website to call home. While largely an exercise in marketing hype, the new site offers the first serious glimpse of Google TV apps in action. You'll be able to get your social network on, thanks to an official Twitter app, but more exciting are the apps offered by content partners that blur the line between Web and television. The 'NBA Game Time' app, for instance,...

Everything Recurs: Sameness and the 'Magazining' of Web Content

Choire Sicha at The Awl is NOT pleased with what he calls "the magazining" of the Web. He points to Anthony De Rosa's observation that the redesigned New York Times opinion page looks remarkably similar to Gawker's beta homepage. (We feel compelled to point out that 'The Opinion Pages,' as they're called, look more like an evolution of the already magazine-y New York Times Magazine page.) "Is...

Classroom Machines: From Magic Lanterns to OLPCs

The New York Times has a fun slideshow of educational tech spanning the past 140 years. (The only earlier entry was for a wooden paddle dated at 1650, but that seemed more punishing than edifying.) Recall those musty libraries with their filmstrip viewers, language lab headsets and Scantrons (recently reincarnated as New York voting machines) as you realize the iPad now falls into their...