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.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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