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Rupert Murdoch will refashion the internet in his own image over the next year, as News Corp begins to start charging for content. The media giant has also warned Amazon over its terms and conditions for the Kindle, after revealing financial figures for what it described as its "most difficult year in recent history." For the …

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1st time for everything:

This must be the 1st time these two things have appeared in the SAME context:

"good reporting"

and

"News Corp"

Ol' Rupe's on the way down....

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FUD Fad ..... Yesterday's News and just so not Fit for Future Purpose and Tomorrows

"Bloggers are all well and good, but bloggers very rarely break news, they usually regurgitate and comment on news that was broken somewhere else, by a professional news organisation." .... By Anonymous Coward Posted Thursday 6th August 2009 15:56 GMT

AC,

If you spend not a considerable length of time taking a quick browse daily through a selection of newspapers [which incidentally are all really relaying to you only old news and views] you will always find that they are covering essentially the same nonsense and presenting IT to us as a Reality which we are expected to/they expect us to accept as the way things are and have to be. The Truth of the Dark Matter is 1) that they are now realising that their Absolute Controls are no longer solely theirs and their Wanton Past Abuses in Enthusiastic Support of Destructive Imperial Adventures exacts a Heavy Price to Pay to a New Regime under Fundamentally Altered More Intelligent Protocols or 2) Chronicle their Systems Own Demise as IT Catastrophically Fails it with the Release of Inconvenient Truths which will Crash its Phantom Markets and Highlight its Leading Fraudsters, the Besuited Pariahs masquerading and pontificating as if Beknighted Scions.

The Right Choice for the Future would appear to be Self Evident and a No-Brainer, but the Capacity for Stupidity in Man constantly Proves itself so Spectacularly with Actions which do not stand up to close Scrutiny and would even seek to avoid Scrutiny with the Playing of the Joker Card ........ Strategic and Critical National Security Interest Immunity .....which is invariably a rotten fig leaf hiding Capital and Capitalist Crimes against Humanity, which one doesn't even need to Share as a Question, is it so Evident.

It will be interesting to see if Future Actions represent Present Words for there are some Global Gamers who have Empires to Lose in their War Rooms if they do not Win the Peace in CyberSpace ....... http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8188804.stm

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And there's more ...

"I can understand people paying for expert or specialist content, like with the Financial Times, but paying for 'news' about soap operas and reality TV 'stars' - who in their right mind would pay for that crap?" ... By System 10 from Navarone Posted Thursday 6th August 2009 12:24 GMT

Apparently Rupert is a great gullible fan, System 10 from Navarone. His productions and publications are full of its wannabes and puppets.

"PS you forgot the third element of Rupert's strategies, he's really rather old and past it and doesn't know what he's doing anymore." .... By Anonymous Coward Posted Thursday 6th August 2009 12:34 GMT

Do you mean dottery, as in not all there most of the time. AC?

"Murdoch obviously learned from Asper, the one infamous for stating that newspapers weren't in the news business, they were in the "selling soap" business." ... By raving angry loony Posted Thursday 6th August 2009 12:40 GMT .... Hmmm? The Really SMART Ones with a Bright Orange Future Halo for Red Hot XSSXXXX Operations, like the Register, are the Intelligent Ones selling Chips and Launching CyberSpaced BaseD Programs ...... for they will be Leading with Valuable Information, with the Best Able to Generate Self Income and Obscene Wealth, Donated for Free.

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Too old

The guy's brain must be like a prune...

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Paris Hilton

Sun & Star intellectuals

The average reading age of the "Red Tops" readers is so low that they will only find out

about this when the pictures disappear.

This move is obviously aimed at getting the workers/w*****s out of the loo and back to work.

Paris...because she is probably the Patron Saint of page 3 girls

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Right...

Anyone know a good newspaper to change to?

If you say the Grauniad or the Daily Fail, please piss off.

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Here comes the "dataflow economy"

Greg Bear envisaged this sort of thing in his book "Slant"; around 500 years from now, the Internet has evolved into a full-immersion virtual reality in which every site is pay-per-use. Most of the world's economy revolves around the billions of micropayments made every time someone visits a site - a "dataflow economy". All news, fiction, art, cultural and historical information is controlled by copyrights, patents and trademarks, there is no public domain, and so any form of creative expression is subject to licence fees payable to the corporations that control them all. It is a world in which information has become a chargeable commodity and nothing is ever free.

Companies are struggling to monetise the Internet as it is now; advertising revenue is falling for everyone except Google, and so far there are few or no working business models to sustain most websites that are not merely digital storefronts (eg Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia and the general 2.0 mob).

I expect that in the future we will see a lot more of this, until almost every website worth visiting has some kind of charge-per-page. This will really take off once there is a global system for managing micropayments - where each click will deduct 5c or so from your online account, and kicking you off the Internet when your account runs dry. It might look good from the point of view that you too will be able to charge people a few cents each time to read your blog, but the end result will be that people will restrict their Internet use to a few specific pages on a few specific sites and nobody will pay to read about your cat. In the end, the free-for-all of todays Internet will disappear, and humanity's one great chance to create a true information-sharing Gestalt will be lost.

Because basic human greed will prevail over reason, just as it always has in the past, and as it always will in the future.

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