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Matthew Gertner: Why Autolink (and Greasemonkey) is evil: They may provide fleeting satisfaction, but anything close to widespread adoption is going to create a big mess.

Link: Peer Pressure

Agreed. I still wish we wouldn’t do a series of linking technologies (even though I don’t see linking technologies as inherently evil anymore — at least as long as they follow my rules for being user centric).

There are so many ways to add links to a page to be helpful to users that don’t require trying to mess with (or confuse users) over the links on the page.

Now that most users have high resolution screens why not open a new pane up where you add “helpful links?” Why do you need to add the links onto the page itself?

Robert Scoble is the founder of the Scobleizer blog. He works as PodTech.net’s Vice President of Media Development.

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