Say goodbye to your free news, info-leeches. The rumored Washington Post paywall is becoming a reality this summer, according to a press release the paper sent out this afternoon.
Non-paying web users will be limited to just 20 articles a month on the Post site. Post management hasn’t announced yet what the price for web access will, but it’s going be free to print subscribers and people using computers at schools, government offices, and military buildings.
While details are still scarce about the Post‘s paywall, it’s shaping up to be as porous as the New York Times‘. Per the press release: “Visitors who come to The Post through Google, Facebook or other searched or shared links will still be able to access the linked page regardless of the number of articles they have previously viewed.” In other words, just search for the story on Google or Twitter, and you’re in.
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