On Monday, the New York Times' paywall went live, preventing readers from reading more than 20 articles a month. There are some unusual quarks to this paywall though, such as visitors who click through a Twitter link bypass the paywall. Now, I'm all for the Newspaper industry trying to make money, but this is such a silly way to do it... So I decided to demonstrate how easy it is to "tunnel under" the paywall.
My original idea was to create a Twitter account (@TunnelUnderWall) and stream every New York Times article through Twitter but I found out someone already did this, so I figured I'd turn this into a "How To Build Your Own Free New York Times Newsfeed" post and show how to make personalized ones just for you.
Step 1: Head to the New York Times website and scroll all the way to the bottom. Click on the "RSS" link.
Handily, the New York Times has separated all of their sections into separate RSS feeds. Interested in Asian Politics and Technology? You can make a custom feed for just that. More interested in Fashion, Health, and Religion? Got you covered.