[webloggerusergroup] Public Accessible link policy
- jm writes:
> I was wondering what was your 'policy' about linking to articlesI link to things I find interesting. If my readers can't figure out
> that are not free (e.g. on WSJ, The Economist or Salon Premium) or
> that requires a cookie / free registration (NYTimes) ?
how to fill out a free registration box, or don't want to pay for the
same publications I pay for, that's their call.
If there's not a teaser at the site for non-paying members, I'll
probably go out of my way to describe why I think a particular
document is worthwhile, but so far Salon provides most of the meat of
the article, in fact enough that if you care you can go find the rest
of the facts in the article with Google, that it hasn't bothered me.
I should probably subscribe to the Economist, but I'm trying to cut
back on my mandatory reading.
- Hello Madhu,
Monday, November 19, 2001, 9:04:03 AM, you wrote:
MM> This may not be the place for it, but I've always given false information
MM> for any such registration process. I was born in 1970 in the Falkland
MM> Islands, I'm in the lowest income group, I have absolutely no hobbies,
MM> never buy online, and my ZIP code is 90210.
MM> All false, of course.
MM> But they probably don't have any targeted advertising for Falkland Islands :)
MM> Do many of you do that too?
Indeed. But I don't discriminate against just websites. I also do
this on grocery store frequent buyer clubs, ordering pizza, and
magazine subscriptions. billg has received a few Safeway Club Cards
from me, and most people still give you a funny look when you give a
very assumed name when ordering a sandwich (tuna on rye
It can be a useful technique for more than just identity hiding. I
would give a fake title at most of the technical conferences I've
attended, and then proceeded to see how they sell my name based upon
the mail I receive with the fake title.
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