Connect Next Asks Readers If They’d Pay for PaidContent

As we’ve seen already today pay walls will continue to be a big issue in 2010 as Web publishers seek revenue for their content. Not long after news broke that NYTimes.com will be erecting a pay wall next year, we were sent an email from Connect Next the publisher of PaidContent.org.

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It was one of those standard surveys beginning with the basics: age range, what I do, what I read. Then it got into asking about whether I would pay for PaidContent. It included several scenarios, including putting price tags on an annual subscription fee for both individuals and for 10 licenses. It also gave the option of not paying anything, or not reading at all if I had to pay.

The survey also asked if — and how much — I would pay for a mobile application.

Clearly, PaidContent, ironically free, is gearing up for a paid content model.