Behind Paywall, Didn’t Read (bp;dr) – A New Abbreviation That I Wish Wasn’t Needed

bp drWhen was the last time that you clicked on a link to a story on Twitter and were slapped in the face with a paywall notice? That happened to me only 20 minutes ago, and that is why I am sharing a new abbreviation acronym with you today.

Earlier this week I came across the term bp;dr. This term was coined by someone on Twitter, and I found it via Big Think. It's short for "behind paywall, didn't read", and it is a nifty way to identify and comment on inaccessible content.

Paywalls (and the manner in which they disrupt the free flow of knowledge) are a persistent and growing problem on the web. That is why this term will be showing up on this blog from time to time, and I plan to use it on Twitter as well.

I think it would be a great idea if everyone else could do the same.

About Nate Hoffelder (11585 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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