There are so many reasons I like reading the news on the Internet — it's free, it's up to-the-minute, and it's convenient. I don't even bother with sites that have a paid subscription service to view their content online, because I can usually get that news somewhere else. Sometimes I'm even too lazy to register to view a site.

I was shocked to read that Rupert Murdoch announced that the Wall Street Journal is going to remain a mainly subscription-only site. Many online newspapers (like the New York Times) have stopped the practice. It just feels like this is not the general direction that the Internet is heading, and that they're dragging their feet.

But it makes me curious — do any of you pay to subscribe to websites?

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