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Saturday, June 16, 2007

20070615 DEAD LINKS

20060815 404 Gears by Kevin Dayhoff


June 15th, 2007

I was checking out what fellow Carroll countian Andrew Kujan has been up to recently and ran across his analysis of the Baltimore Mayoral Race on the Web which is well worth the time to read…

But on the technical side of the all-things-blogosphere I was happy to see another blogger put it in (cyber)print something that has had me annoyed for quite sometime - - and “old media” just does not seem to be getting it – DEAD LINKS.

What Mr. Kujan said was, “… (I would love to link you, but the Sun has WORTHLESS archives online, something they should fix before the Examiner becomes the paper of choice for bloggers who abhor dead links)…” [My emphasis.]

I have been approached on a number of occasions by readers and writers as to why I’m predisposed to link a Washington/Baltimore Examiner or Gazette story instead of an article that is perhaps written as equally well by a Frederick News-Post, Baltimore Sun or Carroll County Times journalist. Their papers do not use permalinks…

For dead links on the Carroll County Times web pageclick here and contact the journalist who wrote the article for the rest of the article or ask for the paper’s publisher to begin using permalinks…

Above and beyond - and more often than not – over-looking issues of bias and content: It is really simple - - I hate DEAD LINKS. Although I am always happy to accommodate a reader that e-mails me to request the rest of the story, but there are only so many hours in the day…



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