The New York Times Co.'s plan to build a content wall answers the wrong question.

Media criticism.
Jan. 20 2010 6:34 PM

The Wall

The New York Times Co.'s plan to build a content wall answers the wrong question.

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Useful tweets today about the NYTimes.com pay wall:

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@ bmitch: NYT has year to resolve #1 issue w/ its pay plan: relationship w/ its most loyal, online-only users: http://tinyurl.com/y89tfjd;

@ jayrosen: Here's part of what I told NPR about the Times move to charge for its site. http://jr.ly/rxzi Interview will be on All Things Considered;

@ yelvington: If NYT had anything to teach regional dailies about charging, it also would work the other way around. Would you bet the big farm?;

@ felixsalmon: RT @ foxjust: After much consideration, I've decided to start charging for my Tweets in 2014.

@ felixsalmon: More NYT paywall math RT @ soma36: @ Adamukun http://bit.ly/775oOx.

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