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Salon: Fear of links

May 30, 1999, 17:08 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Rosenberg)

"While professional journalists turn up their noses, weblog pioneers invent a new, personal way to organize the Web's chaos."

"... the message was clear: People who provide links to other people are performing a low, menial task that any boob can handle, and that doesn't deserve comparison to the hallowed labors that constitute the august tradition of "journalism."

"Well, I beg to differ. And, more importantly, the behavior of millions of Web users suggests that they place an extremely high value on the reliable, timely provision of useful -- or quirky, or overlooked -- links."

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