It is “loose paywall” time at The Washington Post
Ezra explains, Matt offers some analysis. I am very happy to pay full price, noting that I live around here, but in any case I plan to do so until the very end, for either them or me. I do however see this as a further sign that the golden age of free links is over, forever. Bloggers take note. From what I understand of the paywall, Twitter connections will be free and this, along with other developments, will raise the relative import of Twitter. Perhaps at some point Twitter will become so important that this is no longer price discrimination and Twitter cannot be allowed as a free way in. But we remain far from that point, it seems to me.