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

Behind Paywall, Didn't Read (bp;dr) - A New Abbreviation That I Wish Wasn't Needed Editorials When 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 (9950 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. 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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