Blogs and the ethic of the link

All blog posts should include links. In the video above NYU professor and media critic Jay Rosen explains why linking is at the heart of web based publication: ”

It’s building out the potential of the web to link people…so when we link we are expressing the ethic of the web which is to connect people and knowledge.

Linking is very simple in wordpress: highlight the text that you want to create a link from and then click on the link tool in the tool bar at the top of the post windows (see below) when a pop up window opens paste in the url of the site you want to link to. Press insert.

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