Google Flinches First, Modifies "First Click Free" Service to Appease News Publishers

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Morete

ZOMG = Zombies Oh My God!  Internet/Slang

A comparative would be Yikes oh my God!

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Consolitis

I am sure Murdoch will be satified with this, and his gutless underlings will be too afraid to explain to him this doesn't really do anything.

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jcollins

I don't get how this is going to make Rupert Murdock happy.  What he really wants is a check from Google for everyone they send to him...

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jac_goudsmit

While I can see that this would be a good compromise in the eyes of Rupert and friends, I can't help but wonder what advertisers will do when they realize that sites where people can only see (let's say) 5 pages without subscribing, will get a lot less clicks than websites where people can see all pages...

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nekollx

 Or you know, News Corp could get off their ass and make a proper system? The sites i work on have a user check on every page, if your not logged in it doesn't show the content, instead of using a front gate and open back pages....

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lunchbox73

OK so I'm old and un-hip. What does ZOMG stand for exactly? Zebra Oh My God? Zelda Oh My God?

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Five Rabbits

The Z doesn't stand for anything but sarcasm.  And much like 'teh' it orginated as a typing mistake.

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Mighty BOB!

Although it isn't always sarcasm.  Sometimes it's just used to put even more emphasis on the 'omg.'

 

And Murdoch is still old.

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I Jedi

Until they start recording IPs! ZOMG, then we start using proxies! Then they start requiring registration, then we start making mulitple user accounts... Then they start charging for content, then we get our news from someplace else, and then they end up dying! THE FUN NEVER STOPS!!1

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Sonickid101

I would argue that it's not fair because it doesn't benefit me in any way.

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Quakindude

 All you have to do is go incognito and there's no data to delete to continue clicking. 

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MeTo

So when you reach the end of your free limit close the browser clear your cache & cookies. Start surfing gain.

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B10H4Z4RD

very true MeTo [yaya rhyme...] is there anything to stop us from that? Once again, the techies win... 

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gendoikari1

If the EU had its way back in '99, then there would have been something to stop you (but only in Europe):

http://www.squid-cache.org/mail-archive/squid-users/199903/0189.html 

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