John Koblin has done some reporting on this very issue!
So, three months later, how many people have signed up to pay $5 a week, or $260 a year, to get unfettered access to newsday.com?
The answer: 35 people.
To be fair, print subscribers and Optimum Cable subscribers get website access for free, and also another thing is Newsday.com sucks balls. So any surprise is just being feigned for politeness.