Problem: You want to read The New York Times without shelling out for a digital subscription. There’s a story about the Apple-Samsung verdict that interests you, but the following message is holding you back from the news you crave…
Possible Solution: Clear your cache! That will reset your browsers cookie, allowing you to read 10 more New York Times articles for free. Of course, this also screws with your settings, meaning you’ll have to log back into Facebook and Gmail and, well, you get the point.
Stealth Solution: Hit up Twitter, find the link you want, click and read for free! Check it out, if I notice the authors name — Nick Wingfield in the article depicted above — then I can search “Nick Wingfield Twitter” and scroll down to the tweet where the author has no doubt posted a link to their article (Important to spread the word about your brand to followers). Nick retweeted someone else’s link to his article:
Click the link to the same article via Twitter and voilá:
Give it a shot, there are lots of NYTimes reporters using Twitter, and you can head straight to the NYTimes Twitter feed for the latest news.
Of course, this might not be worth it considering the rise of well reported tech and news sites like VentureBeat that are growing in popularity, are well curated, and require no subscription fees.