Will the pay wall the New York Times (NYT) is building scare away the paper’s natural allies — bloggers who like to link to the site?
Daily Finance’s Jeff Bercovici floats the scenario, by pointing to some eye-popping statistics. A new study says the Times is one of the four news sites bloggers link to most often. The Wall Street Journal, meanwhile, doesn’t warrant a mention.
Bercovici connects the dots: The Times is free. But the Wall Street Journal — which like this Web site, is owned by News Corp. (NWS) — has a pay wall. So if the Times puts up a wall, it could see its links dwindle, because bloggers don’t want to point to paid sites.
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