Links on Internet Articles/Posts: Distracting?

There’s a big difference between reading an article/news from a magazine or newspaper compared reading articles/posts online: Links.

Yes, links. But you probably already know that, don’t you. Links are like the modern day equivalent of instructions we see one books like:  “Please turn to page 288…”

As in any technology, there are advantages and disadvantages to it.

A link can give us more information; or simply provide an excuse to leave the article we are reading if we find it boring.

That said a link is also a form of distraction. (See what I did there?)

There are links we want. Those are the ones relevant to the article or post we are reading.

And there are links we don’t want. (i.e, Irrelevant ads, a link to that video of robots dancing inside a bathroom, or links that goes nowhere).

I’m going to make this post long. I haven’t blogged for a while. Will I publish it?


Hitting Publish. Whitebeltblogger style..