NYTimes' Paywall and Unintended Consequences

I just helped someone hack the New York Times‘ fancy new paywall.

Well, actually, I just helped her the phrase "get past New York Times paywall" and opened their eyes to the veritable cornucopia of smart people on the Net with ways around the silly thing anyway.

The ridiculous part?

She’s a paying subscriber to the New York Times, but can’t seem to get into her account for one reason or another, something that—quite honestly—I predict many, many people will have issues with (mom?).

"I am locked out of intellectual articles," she said. "So, I read [gossip blogs] in the mean time."

Way to go, The Times!

Real Journalism: FAIL
Sensational Tabloid Smut: WIN


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