Comments on: Blogging and firewalls A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 By: Thi Birkenholz Thu, 03 Jun 2010 03:07:31 +0000 Willingly I accept. The theme is interesting, I will take part in discussion. I know, that together we can come to a right answer.

By: MrBill, Eurasia Thu, 23 Jul 2009 12:19:26 +0000 Poor Felix. Apparently all it takes to be a Blogger is an opinion. No real world experience in financial markets necessary. Shame on the rest of us for accessing proprietary research because, apparently, we are in a position to trade-off – or on – it. He wants to be taken seriously, while meanwhile the rest of us are cross referencing what he says against everything else that we read.

By: Paul Smalera Thu, 23 Jul 2009 02:49:59 +0000 Felix, hope China’s treating you well. My turn to kvetch about your blog system, as my earlier comment appears to have been lost so my earlier little eloquent argument has to be summarized like this: What if a system were devised by newspapers that let you discuss and link to paid content, because after 24 hours of publication, that content would be made free? I think newspapers have the model backwards, in fact breaking their own formerly successful model of paying for the day’s paper on the street: pay for today, set the archives free:  /21/david-simon-and-newspapers-have-pay -walls-backwards-pay-for-today-set-archi ves-free/

By: otto Thu, 23 Jul 2009 02:22:25 +0000 …..”I will give you my opinion on global warming for the paltry sum of £1″…..

Damn, that might just work. Tell Murdoch.

By: chaingangcharlie Thu, 23 Jul 2009 02:06:20 +0000 I imagine some guy with a poster stuck to his chest wandering up & down Oxford Street in the rain .
His poster says ” I will give you my opinion on global warming for the paltry sum of £1 “.

Meanwhile, some other, more realistic, guy is walking up & down with a poster that says “Global warming caused by too much sex among the lower orders !” or whatever.

See, the first guy just isn’t going to get his message across.

People with strong opinions don’t usually expect to be PAID to pontificate about them. Lord, they are usually grateful for an audience patient enough to spare them 5 minutes.

Whenever I have REALLY had some VITAL point to put across, I feel that I would almost pay people to listen to me, it’s that important. ;-) If someone asks for cash up front, well, I guess he’s more interested in the money than getting his POV over. In which case, his POV is probably not earth shattering enough for me to want to pay him to hear about it.

And I say all this FOR FREE !! Wow !!

God bless the internet.

By: Paul Smalera Wed, 22 Jul 2009 21:51:14 +0000 Felix, Just curious, because you blog on this topic a lot. What if the paywall were cheap (say 25 cents), and temporary (say 24 hours)? What if that was how the NY Times instituted a pay wall, and you knew your readers could get to the content with nothing more than a click or two of Paypal, and a quarter? And by tomorrow, they wouldn’t even have to pay the quarter? My thought right now is that paywalls have it backwards in that they are not mimicking the formerly very successful act of buying a newspaper on the street. So papers online should make readers pay for today, but set the archives free. Click on my name for the link to my longer essay about this. And enjoy the rest of your trip. Hope you’re eating very well.

By: Curmudgeon Wed, 22 Jul 2009 21:31:42 +0000 I have to agree with you here, Felix. It’s not journalists’ fault that publishing companies have not found a viable business model online. I see a great deal of inflexibility (and a legacy business model not conducive to online media) among old media companies that is not yet anywhere near playing out.

But if I am clicking on links in yours or anyone else’s blog, and randomly encounter a for-pay firewall, I am likely to stop and not return. I might be willing to pay for an overall subscription to anything I may encounter, but that monthly bill has been pre-empted by my ISP(s) (yes, in my case multiple ISPs).

By: Miguel Barbosa Wed, 22 Jul 2009 20:24:24 +0000 Dear Blogger,

My name is Miguel Barbosa, I’m a fan of your blog and follow it closely.

A year ago I started a blog dedicated to making financial and business people well rounded. My blog is called SimoleonSense and it draws ideas from psychology, behavioral finance, philosophy, & science- the blog then these ideas with economics, finance, and investing. I have approximately 1,400 posts several of which are dedicated to you.
I would like to get your opinion my blog. Thank you for your time.

Miguel Barbosa
Founder Of
“Enriching Ideas For Intelligent Investors”

By: dvictr Wed, 22 Jul 2009 14:58:42 +0000 I heard HBS is offering a new course on the dynamics of the blogosphere… Do I hear professor Salmon>??

Felix you rock

By: otto Wed, 22 Jul 2009 14:58:00 +0000 yay