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go deep

I'm taking part in a stimulating little conversation on Joshua Kaufman's site about Deep Linking. Usually when we hear about this issue, it's because some control freak corporation that Doesn't Get It is squawking. And, yeah, they're idiots. The link is the very heartbeat of the web, and it goes where it wants.

But there are times when deep linking might, in the least, be impolite. Not illegal, mind you, and not actionable, just impolite. Like linking to the middle of a personal story, for example, or into a frame of an art project, or to an image or sound on someone else's site, taking it out of its context.

The web is many things to many people, and, as always, it depends.

{ 12:56pm }


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