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The Park Record’s site metering is an ugly distraction… but there is a work-around

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As of Wednesday, the Park Record instituted “Site Metering.” This means that you can only look at three articles per month before the Park Record blocks you (unless you provide your email address to them). Frankly, if we were an advertiser, we would be upset. But we suppose that’s their business. That said, forcing users to provide an email for access doesn’t seem like a customer focused solution...

We miss the Park Record’s online comments

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With the most recent changes to the Park Record’s website, they effectively killed their comments. They now require a facebook account to add a comment, which of course removes the possibility of anonymous comments. We think that’s a shame. It’s true that we always felt we were wading through 90% of crud to get to the 10% of golden comments. Yet, those 10% were worth something...

A better way to read the Park Record online

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Recently the Park Record changed its online website format. They are now using the WordPress publishing system, which is used by used by many websites and blogs (including the Park Rag). Unfortunately, the new format they chose can be a little hard to read. There are ads interspersed everywhere, image galleries are at the top of pages that can be distracting, and it seems hard to find all the new...

Religion’s Revenge on Park City

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You probably know that KPCW, Park City’s  local radio station, recently changed frequencies from 91.9 to 91.7. What you may not know is what happens when you leave “heathen” Park City with your station set at 91.7. If you head to SLC with your dial set at 91.7, once you near the bottom of the canyon, you just may hear: “So repeat after me: If I...

Another Plug for the Park Record Digital Edition

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A few months back, I had written about how I started using an ad blocker on my iPhone. This effectively blocked most ads on the Park Record website. However, I didn’t feel good about reading their content without at least “paying” something. So, I signed up for the Park Record E-Edition ($48 a year). A few month later, I absolutely love it. It is the exact format of the physical...

For Whom the Bell Tolls …

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No man is an island, Entire of itself. Each is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manner of thine own Or of thine friend’s were. Each man’s death diminishes me, For I am involved in mankind. Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee. -John...

You May Want to Consider iPhone Ad Blocking (and Its Impact on Local Media)

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On Wednesday, Apple released version 9 of its IOS software. Most of the updates are under the hood with one notable exception, the ability to block ads on your iPhone (iPhone 5S and later). Why would you want to do this? In general it speeds up browsing, you often use less data from your mobile plan, and it can make many websites easier to use. In order to block ads you have to download an ad...

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