Dynamic Paywall Icon

Will the blogosphere  soon need a dynamic paywall icon that appears automatically next to any URL to tell the browser that he can access the story because he is a subscriber or not?  Perhaps even indicating how many views are left from his “free quota”.

For example, if you use Seesmic to view Twitter feeds it already decodes the short URL and shows you the real destination in a bubble popup (and thumbs of images at Twitpic or active Google Maps from geotags) so the technology looks very doable.  I’m surprised this bubble is not yet used for ads (opt in or not).

Maybe users might even pay for such a time-saving and irritation reducing feature:-)

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