A Plea for Permalinks

Nothing is more frustrating than being behind in your blog reading and coming across a reference to a New York Times article that sounds REALLY INTERESTING... only to find that when you click on the link, you can only see the first 40 words or so of the piece. This need not be! The New York Times provides a permalink to each article so that it will remain available to blog readers even after the article has gone "into the archives".

To use this option, RESIST THE URGE to copy the URL in the Address bar of your browser, and instead click on the + sign next to SHARE in the little box of options floating at the top right of the article. An additional list of options for sharing will appear; choose PERMALINK. When you do this, a new window will open with the URL you need to copy. (I'm not sure if you have to allow pop-ups to make this work, but you might.

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Easy as pie—and it'll make your blog posts relevant for weeks and months to come.

Posted by Lori in news/media at 12:08 PM on April 30, 2007