Friday, May 11, 2007

News Sites No Link

I'm getting increasingly frustrated when reading anything on traditional news sites, or news sites trying to appear such, and having no damn links to the original stories, related sites, or anything at all. They all pretend to still be in print media. Even when they were never print media in the first place.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's even worse if they copy a story from another site, including the original source (with or without a link), and when you go search at that original source, you can see they didn't even bother to check the facts before copying...

The "Indian 10$ laptop" was a good example, and a lot of very well known news sites are guilty of mindless copying in that case. Which I found rather surprising, as the Indian "source" of that story was actually written in English, and not in any local language...

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