You know how online newspapers claim they want to give you their content free but actually mean they’ll only let you read it if you give them details about your name, address, household income, profession and which articles you read when?

Try the NY Times bypass-subscription bookmarklet. Takes you right past the gatekeeper. Nice indeed. (via Seb)

5 thoughts on “skip registration

  1. Tama

    Jill, the NYT bookmarklet is pretty useful. If you were using Mozilla or Firefox and wanted to bypass the compulsory registration for most online newspapers and the like, check out the bypass plugin Bug Me Not. 🙂

  2. Jill

    Oh yes! Bug Me Not is brilliant! Just what I’ve been looking for!! Thanks!

  3. supertan

    I read this article today:
    It is happening.

    Jill Walker, a specialist in interactive and online narrative, based at the University of Bergen in Norway, says many writers see blogs as a natural way to update/extend the traditional fictional diary (eg Bridget Jones’s Diary). “But what’s genuinely new about blog fictions is their use of the network.” Most blog fictions haven’t really used the net yet, she continues. “Imagine a fictional blogger who left comments in other people’s blogs, chatted with people, and responded to reader comments as the story unfolded.”

  4. McChris

    That bookmarklet is also nice because it allows you to blog a story when it is “live” but when readers click on the story weeks later they actually see the whole story rather than a shill to buy it from the archives. I make sure I use it whenever I blog an NYTimes story.

  5. Norman

    If only I understood all of this; but it sounds brilliant

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