WSJ and the Frustration of the Blocked Link

Heather Green

The Wall Street Journal has some really good blogs that link all over the Net, creating an interesting compilation on specific issues, including legal affairs or the energy industry. Recently i have been reading their Energy Roundup blog a lot.

But the irony is that great and helpful effort they put into networking out is to other blogs and articles just shows how closed their own site is. Because often when they link to their own articles, you are confronted with a log in request, because ah yes, only people who subscribe to the WSJ online or the paper can get most of their articles online.

That's their choice, but within the context of their blogs it seems to not be so smart. Maybe they should always include a disclaimer (subscription required) so you know what to expect. Knowing what to expect always seems to me to be one of the best ways to keep folks happy.

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.