31 Mar '17, 9am

[Mothership] S’poreans are starting to take note of Straits Times 15 free articles limit https://t.co/uVtDXNrw33

[Mothership] S’poreans are starting to take note of Straits Times 15 free articles limit https://t.co/uVtDXNrw33

If you are an avid reader of The Straits Times , you might have noticed a rather peculiar phenomenon. After reading a few articles, you might be met with this rather disheartening news: Screenshots from ST Which could result in a few options. Either subscribe, possibly taking up one of their four subscription packages , or wait patiently till the end of the month to read another article. And some aren’t happy that these are the only choices. With some even posting warnings on articles they didn’t feel was worth one of the precious 15 articles they had access to. Alternative options A possible reason for implementing this paywall is due to the recent slide in their first quarter profits. Singapore Press Holdings, which owns ST, reported a 43.8 percent slide in their net profits for the first quarter. Prior to this, ST had been rolling out questionable money making methods f...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2017/03/sporeans-are-starting-to-tak...

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