Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My Term Project

My topic is titled, "Free Content: What is the Cost?"

I plan to explore the phenomenon of companies offering free content on the internet, and how they try to make money off of it. Also, I will explore the cost to the user, for example, in terms of less privacy (Google tracking), and more ads and clutter. I will try to touch on as many industries as possible, and hypothesize where I think this trend will lead.


  1. If you have time, you could talk about those free to play online games that are supported by "premium" accounts and advertisement. So the paying players get a bigger advantage over the free playing players. Which I guess isn't really a big deal, but some might consider it a ploy to get more free players to convert to paying customers.

  2. looking forward to your presentation.