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How Not To Link

This has nothing to do with research, and I’ve probably complained about this before, but it really aggravates me every time I see it:

THAT IS NOT HOW THE INTERNET WORKS, NEW YORK TIMES. CUT IT OUT.

Possibly not obvious from the screengrab, especially because the arrow gets left out: if you click the URL in the story, you go to a New York Times page that uselessly lists all their articles about Facebook. Just in case anyone from the world of old media is reading this and wants to know what they should have done: LINK TO MS. SALAHI’S FACEBOOK PAGE.

God, how is this still so difficult?

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