The TimesSelect pay wall has officially been torn down. Does this mean newspapers should forget about paid content? Yes, if they want be part of the “conversation” and participate in the web’s link-based ecosystem and economy.

Mark Potts makes a strong argument for why newspapers shouldn’t give up on the paid content model, but it belies the principal reason why they should:

Read the rest of “NYTimes.com Drops TimesSelect, Focuses On Search And Link-Based Economy” at the Publish2 Blog.