Thursday, April 14, 2005
Forbes gets rid of articles
Forbes has taken a bold move in its online efforts by removing articles from its website. "We just did not have room for them on the pages anymore. We have ads, navigation, email sign-up, article shortcuts, quotes, popular stories, and so much more. The article just did not make the cut," said the Editor-in-Chief of the online publication. Other publications are following Forbes' lead but using different approaches. For instance CBS Marketwatch now puts an ad before the page with a link that says, "Click here if you do not not not want to go to the article." Clicking on the link pops up a window that says "Are you sure?" which when clicked on says "Are you sure you don't want to go forward or do not want to go back?".