Tuesday, September 21, 2010

New York Times link fail

OK, a basic tenet of publishing in the digital age is that if you refer to a website that might be useful to your readers, you should link to it.

The Times seems to stumble over this concept more than it should. For instance, today in a story on lawsuits challenging the use of Flash cookies for commercial purposes is this paragraph:

 The company provides an online tool on its Web site to erase Flash cookies and manage Flash player settings. At least one suit, however, claims that the controls are not easy to reach and are not obvious to most Web users.
 So dos the Times make them any easier to reach or obvious to its users - thus perhaps adding more value to its content?

I think you know the answer.

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