How to Get Globe Stories for Free
Now, I love the new bostonglobe.com. It’s clean, it’s attractive, it’s lightning fast, and it works just as well on my phone as it does my computer. (Plus, I never get tired of doing that thing where I turn my phone sideways and the page flips all around on the screen — so awesome.) I like the Globe site so much that I’m willing to pay the $3.50 per week it costs to get full access to all the stories.
But, understandably, many of you are not. Unless you’re a regular reader, the subscription doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. To help you folks out, old friend and Boston magazine alum Jason Feifer found a way around the paywall. He tweeted last week:
How to launder a news story: Take any link from bostonglobe.com, send it to yourself in private Facebook message, then click. Paywall gone!
— Jason Feifer (@heyfeifer) December 12, 2011
And he’s right. It works! Just copy the story’s URL, go to Facebook, and send it to yourself in a message. Instant access. I feel a little bit guilty pointing this out, since, you know, journalism costs money and they need every penny they can get over on Morrissey Boulevard. So maybe the web whizzes over there will get this hole in their paywall plugged sooner than later. Until then, enjoy the free news.