Watch for changes to the Times Union’s digital offerings.
I noticed on my phone and tablet they’ve been fiddling with settings that impose a monthly story limit. By “fiddling,” I mean turning it on and off. Also, the paid content timesunionPLUS story designation has vanished.
It could mean that they’re getting ready to pull the plug on free content — like so many newspapers have done — and that the timesunionPLUS scheme was a bust.
The blogs? Those will probably stay free. Hey, you get what you pay for.
Maybe they’ll take up my idea of offering unlimited access for $.25 per week, which I’d gladly pay for the online edition.
“Rob,” you say, “why should they give away their news content. That makes no sense, these days.”
No, I suppose it doesn’t. And who would do that, anyway? Oh, I don’t know — local TV stations, maybe? They’ve never charged you for news and they still don’t.
Anyhow, wait and see.