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newscloud writes: "Harvard's Nieman Journalism Lab sounds off today on micropayments — on the side of dangerous delusions: 'What does it mean for journalism? It could mean charging for different platforms, for early alerts, for special members-only access to certain premium or value-added content. But I'm pretty sure of one thing: It doesn't mean charging people fractions of a cent to read a news story, no matter how sophisticated the process.' The article provides good context on the debate over micropayments from a 2003 piece by Clay Shirky, to recent pieces by Masnick, Outing and Reifman. Google's micropayment plans were recently covered by Slashdot."
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