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7 September 2012 | Journalism.co.ukWorld Editors Forum Christoph Keese, head of public relations at Axel Springer, said the metered model is currently "being programmed with lots of resources". It is due to be introduced "by the end of the year or early next year", he said. The model will offer a certain allowance of articles before charging for access, but this will be scalable, he added. As with the New York Times metered model, referrals to content, such as from social media and Google, will not count and take away from a user's allowance. The company will be able to analyse its audience in great detail, Keese said. "Many people are just flying by and the system should optimise the kind of revenue we're getting from these kind of people." Die Welt's metered subscription model follows fixed paywalls for two of Axel Springer's regional titles, in Hamburg and Berlin, launched in early 2011.
7 September 2012 | Journalism.co.ukblog explains that an author could add their own tweets alongside their blog, a timeline of tweets containing a hashtag about an event, or a Twitter list. Twitter explains that the embedded widgets enable readers to interact with the tweets, with viewers able to expand tweets to show photos and videos, and interact with the Twitter user by following them, retweeting, responding or favouriting the tweet. The Twitter blog post adds that "tweets add a live, real-time dimension to articles, news reports, and the web at large. These new embeddable timelines enable publishers, writers, developers, and any Twitter user to drop a rich, interactive piece of Twitter into their websites."
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