FT.COM bites the subscription bullet
It will begin charging for premium content this month. There will be a lot of free stuff on a day-by-day basis, but everything over seven days old will be available only to subscribers. Which leads to the thought: what happens to all the links Webloggers like me post to FT.com stories? Presumeably they will all lead back to the subscription gateway — a dead end for most followers of those links. Net result: the FT will be cited less on the Web. Which will be a shame because actually it’s a damn good paper.