More smart questions fundamental to the discussion about the future of the news.
“What virtual goods teach us about paying for news” from Idea Lab’s Chris O’Brien:
Why will people spend $1 to send you a virtual beer on Facebook, but not to read a news story online?
Full post here.
Or, put anoher way, by Etaoin Shrdlu:
Americans are spending something like $1.6 billion a year for “virtual goods” — that is, things that exist only in cyberspace, like that Facebook beer, or status upgrades in a game — but we’re told they won’t spend squat on news. What’s up with that?
Read the full post here.