Elon Musk makes an important step, allowing the media to profit from user readings!
|Elon Musk makes an important step, allowing the media to profit from user readings|
Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter, recently announced that the platform will allow media publishers to charge users for every article read with a single click. Musk called the feature a win for both audiences and media organizations, raising expectations in the media industry.
Elon mentioned on Twitter that the new feature, which will roll out now in May, will allow users who don't subscribe monthly to pay a higher price per article when they want to read an occasional article. This measure represents a significant change in the media business model and could be a solution to the decline in advertising revenues that has been observed in recent years.
In this context, Twitter's initiative to allow publishers to charge for each article read may be an attractive solution for media outlets looking to diversify their sources of income. However, this change also raises questions about the sustainability of the model and the possibility of discouraging readers from reading articles if they have to pay for each.
Rolling out next month, this platform will allow media publishers to charge users on a per article basis with one click.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 29, 2023
This enables users who would not sign up for a monthly subscription to pay a higher per article price for when they want to read an occasional article.…
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