Web newspaper registration debated
Anonymous Patron sends " this from KATC.com. It's a story about how more and more online newspapers are requiring folks to register before they gain access.
The 'free registration' requirement has irked some readers and privacy advocates, led to the creation of Web sites to foil the system, and could be failing to provide the solid demographic information that the system was intended to capture. Industry representatives argue that because their Web readers get the same content as the paper-and-ink edition without paying for it, it's fair to ask them for personal information in exchange for access.
Nothing could kill blogs more quickly.
Rochelle adds: One of the registration workaround sites is bugmenot.com which may be appearing as a link on the main LISNews.com page. Whaddaya think?