by Mike Masnick
Mon, Mar 30th 2009 6:47pm
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.
If you liked this post, you may also be interested in...
- Russia's Hackathon Continues, Targeting The New York Times And Other News Agencies
- Did The NY Times Give Up Its Journalism Standards The Second Facebook Threw A Few Million Its Way?
- Reddit's Technology Subreddit Ponders Banning Wired & Forbes For Blocking Adblock Users
- Norwegian Police Seize Domain Name For Linking To Sites Offering Popcorn Time
- Google Partially Caves To French Demands For More Global Censorship Of 'Forgotten' Links