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You suck at the internet

Internet is serious business.

Via ACK, comes some whining about linking and crediting and whatnot. Yes, a blog is complaining that someone dared to draw traffic to it.

BTW, sparky, shouldn’t your post there link to the offending piece? I know these hyperlink thingies are hard for the press sometimes but that seems a bit, err, inconsistent.

Update: Grantham tackles both the hyperlink and the though questions:

How long the breadcrumb trail has to be before you are ripping off other peopleís content is a very good question. Kleinheider did the right thing, but the editor of the Nashville City Paper online probably didnít.

Links and such are an interesting thing. For instance, this morning I was doing some blogiating* and realized I had over 34 tabs open in the browser. So, by the time I had commented on something, I’d forgotten where I read it. As such, I likely didn’t credit one of the members of the breadcrumb trail. And that happens all the time.

* I think I just invented a new word.

2 Responses to “You suck at the internet”

  1. Alcibiades Says:

    Only 34? I’ve had over 200 tabs open for weeks at a time.

  2. Laurel Says:

    That happens to me all the time.

    Actually, I’ve probably inadvertently ripped you off more than once – I didn’t have my readers up to speed for a while, and The Inconvenience would email me three or four things of interest every day. It took me a while to catch on that he was sending me all the Uncle highlights. :)

    Anyway, I have a slight, um, *problem* with tabs, myself, so I too am guilty of losing track.

Remember, I do this to entertain me, not you.

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