Micropayments for news articles are a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea — Medium

tldr: Because people don’t like to pay for content, even if it’s cheap:

But underneath the hoopla is a pile of underwhelming stats: the Dutch venture only managed to entice 1.2 percent of the region’s population to join the service, and only 1 out of 5 users users actually pay for content. Another 5 percent of articles receive a refund request.

via Micropayments for news articles are a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea — Medium.

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