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Sunday 25 September 2016

Why does news media still refuse to link

Will news orgs start using a 26 year old tech; hyperlinking to available online sources. (and or embedding)

putting concerns about competitors over servicing readers
press releases to reports not put up yet
studies behind paywall (should link anyway) (so often they don't even inlcude the full name of the study, making it harder to find)
cms (content management system) is archaic
fear people leaving site
legal concerns
to create appearance of false scarcity of news

#missinglinkto AND #mlt

I created a "twitter bot" with Labnol's google script to tweet the missing source links in articles I found back at all the tweets that linked to that article. It got suspended after about 2 weeks :/ Probably because it would send out too many tweets at the one time.

Newspaper thinks rival newspapers can't use internet search engines