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Should I be linking to the NY Times?
By Dave Winer on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 12:48 PM.

Interesting sequence of tweets this morning. #

First, I pointed to a NYT piece on the last minutes of the Air France jet that crashed into the Atlantic. #

I don't remember why, this time, I prefaced the link with NYT. Doing that got me a reply from Dan MacTough. #

Great idea to prefix links to NYT with "NYT" for those of us worried about the stupid monthly cap. #

That isn't why I put the prefix there, but it's an interesting thought nonetheless. #

A picture named ships.gifI point to the NYT a lot. I'm not feeling the pain because I got a freebie subscription from Lincoln. I gather Dan did not get the freebie. #

I pointed to the Times in this case because there was a lot of coverage of the recovery of the black box, and I chose the Times because I thought they'd give me less sensational bullshit than the others (and no annoying interstitial ads, it's often why I don't pass on links to Salon, for example). #

A picture named heh.jpg #

We need to get organized about this stuff. The Times paywall has been here long enough such that we should have answers to questions like this by now. #

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