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Last edited on 2017-05-02 22:29:41 by SamanthaCrews
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I remember //somebody// once saying that links are like doorways, and you can choose whether or not to go through them. You can have links arranged like a Cretan maze designed to trap you forever until you're killed by a [[http://www.ancient.eu/Minotaur/ | beast born of infidelity]] or maybe a better arrangement would be a crooked seven-room Gothic style meant to guard you from the Plague but instead is a one-way towards [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKPlapqoRwk | Red Death]] or potentially something far friendlier like a brief jaunt through the [[http://www.perkinsrestaurants.com/menu/bakery/ | local confectionery]] that, while often distracting, has the potential to be equally satisfying.
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I remember //somebody// once saying that links are like doorways, and you can choose whether or not to go through them. You can have links arranged like a Cretan maze designed to trap you forever until you're killed by a [[http://www.ancient.eu/Minotaur/ | beast born of infidelity]] or maybe a better arrangement would be a crooked seven-room Gothic style meant to guard you from the Plague but instead is a one-way towards [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKPlapqoRwk | Red Death]] or potentially something far friendlier like a brief jaunt through the local confectionery that, while often distracting, has the potential to be equally satisfying.


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Edited on 2017-05-02 22:27:38 by SamanthaCrews
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There's those links at the bottom of popular media sites like [[https://www.buzzfeed.com/danieldalton/quad-goals?utm_term=.osNLeRa6pR#.ktg6Y4JeE4 | Buzzfeed]] with crazy pictures and really weird but eye-catching titles like "Serial Killer Baby Pictures" or "Why Kristen Stewart Never Smiles" or "Can You Survive the Battle of Hogwarts?" (I really need to check out that last one! Be back in a couple hours...) I can click on those all day!
Put me on [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperlink | Wikipedia]] where most of the text is blue from links, though, and not only will I never click a single link, but I struggle to read the thing. Wikipedia is usually where you go to skim for a single answer, but you can't skim a page full of links. A couple links, sure, but Wikipedia-level is extreme in my book.
I wonder how other's decide how many links to put on a single page. Probably depends on content. A site about a historical topic would probably be plum-full of references and citations that would need to be included whether with in-text links or a Cited Sources section at the end (also most likely with links). A site like Buzzfeed wouldn't have much for in-text links, because it's in article format and topics are so random, there isn't anything to reference or remotely relate them to often times. (Or at least the articles I look at are that random...) Then again, Buzzfeed uses links in those crowded side bars of recent/popular/related articles and quizzes (as mentioned earlier) that are impossible not to click on. There are also sites like [[https://www.amazon.com/Okayest-Hypertext-Craftsman-Occupation-Grey/dp/B01ND40XY6/ref=sr_1_9?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1493796020&sr=1-9&nodeID=7141123011&psd=1&keywords=hypertext | Amazon]] where all one does is click on links to different products being sold. Do those count as links? I would think so, though the purpose of links is different.
The purpose of links varies just as much as the sites do. Isn't that a doozy? Links can be informative, selling you something, referencing, citing, relating, spam, or something really confusing like [[http://philome.la/EndFrivolity/i-am-the-flower-with-five-golden-petals | Chris']] philosophical, poem construction that is free-flowing but still guided and eventually reveals a great picture and understanding (sort of) of the whole piece.
I remember //somebody// once saying that links are like doorways, and you can choose whether or not to go through them. You can have links arranged like a Cretan maze designed to trap you forever until you're killed by a [[http://www.ancient.eu/Minotaur/ | beast born of infidelity]] or maybe a better arrangement would be a crooked seven-room Gothic style meant to guard you from the Plague but instead is a one-way towards [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKPlapqoRwk | Red Death]] or potentially something far friendlier like a brief jaunt through the local confectionery that, while often distracting, has the potential to be equally satisfying.
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There's those links at the bottom of popular media sites like Buzzfeed with crazy pictures and really weird but eye-catching titles like "Serial Killer Baby Pictures" or "Why Kristen Stewart Never Smiles" or "Can You Survive the Battle of Hogwarts?" (I really need to check out that last one! Be back in a couple hours...) I can click on those all day!
Put me on Wikipedia where most of the text is blue from links, though, and not only will I never click a single link, but I struggle to read the thing. Wikipedia is usually where you go to skim for a single answer, but you can't skim a page full of links. A couple links, sure, but Wikipedia-level is extreme in my book.
I wonder how other's decide how many links to put on a single page. Probably depends on content. A site about a historical topic would probably be plum-full of references and citations that would need to be included whether with in-text links or a Cited Sources section at the end (also most likely with links). A site like Buzzfeed wouldn't have much for in-text links, because it's in article format and topics are so random, there isn't anything to reference or remotely relate them to often times. (Or at least the articles I look at are that random...) Then again, Buzzfeed uses links in those crowded side bars of recent/popular/related articles and quizzes (as mentioned earlier) that are impossible not to click on. There are also sites like Amazon where all one does is click on links to different products being sold. Do those count as links? I would think so, though the purpose of links is different.
The purpose of links varies just as much as the sites do. Isn't that a doozy? Links can be informative, selling you something, referencing, citing, relating, spam, or something really confusing like Chris' philosophical, poem construction that is free-flowing but still guided and eventually reveals a great picture and understanding (sort of) of the whole piece.
I remember //somebody// once saying that links are like doorways, and you can choose whether or not to go through them. You can have links arranged like a Cretan maze designed to trap you forever until you're killed by a beast born of infidelity or maybe a better arrangement would be a crooked seven-room Gothic style meant to guard you from the Plague but instead is a one-way towards Red Death or potentially something far friendlier like a brief jaunt through the local confectionery that, while often distracting, has the potential to be equally satisfying.


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