links for 2008-12-09

Posted December 9, 2008 in links  |  No Comments so far

  • The BBC have long been criticised (including by the BBC Trust) for not providing useful, effective links to external sites. Earlier this year it ran an experiment using Apture to give users "previews" of external sites – in popup windows, oddly enough. One wonders why they don't simply use straightforward text links. Anyway, they've published the results of the experiment. "We're talking to Apture to explore whether it's possible to extend their product to deliver the functionality you liked", they said. Good news for Apture, I suppose, but not so good for the rest of us who would like to see a move away from the "walled garden" mentality the BBC sometimes seem to display.
    (tags: web bbc links)

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