How to Get Around the Boston Globe WallPosted: October 19, 2011
The free trial of the new BostonGlobe.com pay-site has ended, so if you want to get behind that wall, it’ll cost you $3.99 a month.
As noted in what I put together after last month’s Nieman Lab event, the wall is going to be a little leaky and the Globe brass are ok with that. With that in mind, here’s a few things to consider when you need access to content:
- Just like with the New York Times‘ metered system, access to articles is granted when you find the link on social media or from another blog. I.e., just as Dan Kennedy is testing, the link in the tweet will get you to the article just as it should if you click here.
- Google News is your friend. This has long been a trick when you need access to a Wall Street Journal article: copy the name of the article, search for it in Google News. Once the result comes up, click the link and the full article will be there.