Arianna Huffington’s big April Fool’s joke is the unveiling of details about a Huffington Post digital subscription plan — which, incidentally, is only for employees of the New York Times.
Will it give the Times‘ paywall a run for its money? Here is how the plan works:
On HuffingtonPost.com you can view the first 6 letters of each word at no charge.
Of course, there are always some ways to get around a paywall. For example:
If you come in through Facebook, you’ll be able to access for free all stories involving animals born with extra limbs.
If you come in through Digg, you’ll be able to read for free all stories that refer to TV’s Erik Estrada.
And for Huffington’s favorite person ever at the New York Times, Bill Keller, there is an extra special deal:
Slideshows and videos of adorable kittens (our signature offering) will be available for free only to one very senior New York Times employee.
Back in one of his several anti-HuffPo pieces, Keller accused Huffington of no longer having a sense of humor. We’d like to see Keller take himself a little less seriously and come back with something as amusing as this.