June 12, 2009

INTERNET FREE RIDE SOON OVER?

Internet free ride soon over
Gordon Farrer @business.theage.com.au
June 13, 2009

WITHIN five years internet users will have to pay to access content now free, according to Barry Diller, chief executive of InterActiveCorp in the United States, which runs about 30 websites and turns over $US1.5 billion ($A1.8 billion) each year.

"I absolutely believe the internet is passing from its free days into a paid system," he told the Advertising 2.0 conference in New York this week.

Mr Diller said the paid model would include subscriptions, one-time purchases for access to sites and micro-payments.

But not all agree. "That's quite a prediction," said Neil Ackland, managing director of the Sound Alliance Group, the largest independent online publisher in Australia. Its niche music and lifestyle sites — such as FasterLouder, SameSame and Mess+Noise — attract 500,000 unique hits a month.

continue Pay To Surf The Net

6 comments:

Robin said...

well with a price on everything else, why the hell not. It would not surprise me!!

Sandy22 said...

Hi Robin,

I hear you. I am hoping it doesn't. I am excited about developing a business based on a relatively new concept that started up in January. It is growing and I have signed up a couple of people already.

It is free to sign up and there are many ways to make money, acquire company stock for being a member and inviting others. If you're not familiar, no pressure to check it out. me2everyone.com

Anonymous said...

You might enjoy reading Plumblineamerica.blogspot.com 5-24-09 for another person's opinion on the necessity of 2nd Amendment rights!

Traffic-Master said...

Hi,
Thank you for the news.I suggest in the next five 5 years,we do our best and try to earn money before entering the paid system.

Wish you success,I am with you
Have a great day

Sandy22 said...

Hi Traffic-Master,
Thanks for stopping by. I am afraid this is just the beginning of the financial attacks we will see made on the Internet. I wish you the best in your ventures.

Sandy22 said...

Hi again Traffic-Master. I stopped by your sites, wanted to "follow" but didn't see what to subscribe? Also, at my web page "seeingthroughthelenses" did you see my post on the right side of the page regarding "What's That, A New Virtual World Opportunity"? This is a growing new opportunity and it is free. If you are looking for opportunities that have a wide range of potential (social network, games, sales, investments and more) this is worth a look. No obligation to look. Little over 3,000 members in January and now over 400,000.

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