Speakers: Eric Ulken

  • Eric Ulken: Reader revenue and the less open web

    Eric Ulken: Reader revenue and the less open web

    WordCamp For Publishers: Chicago 2018Speaker: Eric Ulken

    August 31, 2018 — With the decline of digital display advertising and the rising importance of consumer revenue to publishers, the dreaded paywall message is an increasingly common sight for users, as ever more publishers join the bandwagon and begin tightening their meters.

    But what happens when everybody has a paywall? What are the implications for the open web, and for democracy? And how might the WordPress community help content creators get paid without needing to wall off their stuff from the world?