The Wall Street Journal's got it in for nudes ......

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The Wall Street Journal's got it in for Nudes .....

So here's the story ..... I was updating my links on my ActiveRain Profile & I noticed that one of my 'prized' links was no longer working. Of course, it's from when I was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal.


Original post that was written by Richard Strahm

What's left of an article in the WSJ


So trying to re-attach the original post from WSJ they now have that wonderful pay wall that will no longer show you the entire article or post. I'm not going to subscribe to a link regarding me! It's the principle that now you can't even read anything on the internet without having to pay. I belong to a few news feeds on my phone & it is getting to be more & more of a problem there too.

HEY, It's about ME so why should I pay?

I don't have to tell you how valuable a few of these old links can be for credibility. Who turns their lip up at the WSJ as a news source?  It's not the Peoria Picayune.

I am sure if you go through your own archives all those links are cut & disappeared unable to be used again. And it's not fair!


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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

That's too bad, Lyn. I too get frustrated at the forced subscription in order to read an article now and again.  However, if you're featured in the article, I can see why it would be even more irritating. 

Mar 21, 2020 11:18 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Now how annoying is that,? I hate it when that happens. I actually do go through my links every so often and test them out. Our local Charlotte Observer just announced you don't need to pay to read their news online... hell, I don't read their news in the paper that's delivered to our door everyday! Irritates me that 20-year long subscribers need to pay additionally to read on line.

Mar 21, 2020 11:29 AM #2
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Definitely, a colossal irritant, no doubt about it. I have referred to WSJ many times in our posts with links, and in those times we paid for it.  I would assume based on your info, that those links are dead now...Sorry to hear that.  A

Mar 21, 2020 11:38 AM #3
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

The online version of our local paper allows non-subscribers to read a paragraph or two but beyond that, you have to pay.  It's pretty much been that from the beginning.

Mar 21, 2020 05:29 PM #4
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Lyn, I stopped advertising on their platform for the same reason, there are a couple other reasons too, I do not like how they spin news... Endre

Mar 27, 2020 12:00 AM #5
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