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    The Content Strategist9/22/165 min
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    • ariana5 years ago

      Hi!! I actually don't subscribe because its too steep for me too. Though I am always tempted because I like the idea of higher quality tech news. Maybe I'll do the trial? I've just noticed that in their marketing they talk about the slack channel a lot.

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScout
        5 years ago

        Totally. I'm down, in theory, to pay for content. Currently though, I'm not paying for any news anywhere because there's enough free stuff all over. The two that are most tempting to me are: nytimes & washington post. Both allow several free articles per week, but after I hit my limit I have to use incognito window. Which means I can't get "really reading" credit :P

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScout
      5 years ago

      Clever idea to send a podcast community over to a slack channel. I dig it.

      meta: the article itself also doesn't have a comments section :P

      • ariana5 years ago

        Totally. The Information has a private slack channel as a benefit for paid members as well! Interesting way for high quality content creators of all types to monetize.

        • bill
          Top reader of all timeScout
          5 years ago

          Whoa. Slack channel envy. I want in, but I'm not sure about $39/month or $399/year. That's steep for tech news content. Is it much better than the many free options out there? Or is it the community/events stuff you're really paying for?

          And hey ariana! sup?

    • tylerbc5 years ago

      Hey maybe the same idea will apply here.

      "Granted, there’s a big difference between listening to a podcast and reading a news article. The average article can be skimmed; podcasts often require an hour of the listener’s time. Negative commentary is more conducive to text than audio—if you’re going to troll a podcast host or guest, you really have to be committed."

      • bill
        Top reader of all timeScout
        5 years ago

        Good catch. The author is basically saying that article skimming = negative "commentary." Obviously I agree

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