Why Didn't The NY Times Properly Forward IHT Links?

from the not-the-most-intelligent-move... dept

At times, the tech geeks at the NY Times show that they understand what it takes to be a modern online newspaper. At other times… it makes you wonder. Valleywag notes that when the New York Times shut down the International Herald Tribune, which reprinted many nytimes.com stories at their IHT.com website, the NYT pointed every IHT link to a single landing page, rather than properly forwarding them to the proper stories at the NY Times — effectively breaking tons of useful links online (including plenty right here on Techdirt). For a company that was just among those complaining that Google didn’t rank its stories high enough, perhaps the powers that be at the NY Times should take a look at its own policies before whining to Google.

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