The New Yorker rolls out metered paywall | Capital New York
So, why did the magazine decide to set the meter at six articles per month?
“Well, it’s based on a number of factors. One is our sort of intense data analysis of our readers. Another is the economics, and the third is gut. It feels like a good number,” NewYorker.com editor Nicholas Thomson told Capital in an interview. “You’ll be able to get a lot of stories, you’ll be able to get a lot of the magazine every month, but it also feels like a number where people will feel like they should subscribe.”
Data + gut. I like that. And I’m happy to pay.
Topspin Tumblr: Topspin Joins BitTorrent in Launch of Bundle for Publishers
For the last five months, Topspin and several other companies have been working with BitTorrent’s new Bundle platform, and today, we’re proud to share the news that it is now available to more artists as part of a closed alpha announced yesterday by BitTorrent.
I love my job.
via Frank: The Anthologists
I think the web is heading towards an age of anthologies, where users gain new ways to select, sequence, and publish the content they come in contact with online. Some of these will be automated like Flipboard or Facebook’s timeline, but I’m more interested in the design opportunities of the manual tools that require our attention to pass over what we’ve reaped from the web. These anthologies are more than a flat stream or cursory pass over an exhaust of data. They are experiences and content chosen by the user to be shared in a certain sequence for a certain effect. The arrangements have edges, and fly against the nature of the web, simply in that one may “finish.”