Beating A Dead Horse: The NYT Lack Of Hyperlinks Drives Me Batty
The most notable example is the long disappearance of Wael Ghonim, a Google executive and leader of the young Internet activists who started the revolt. Believed by many to be the anonymous host of the Facebook page that first called for the Jan. 25 protest that kicked off the Egyptian uprising, he wrote that day on his Twitter account, “We got brutally beaten up by police people,” and later, “Sleeping on the streets of Cairo, trying to feel the pain of millions of my fellow Egyptians.”via nytimes.com
Let me count the ways this graph is wrong.
(1) There is no source for the “Believed by many” claim. Show me the links.
(2) There is no link or screenshot of the Facebook page referenced in the graph.
(3) There is no link to the two Tweets that are quoted in the graph. (The Twitter link is internal to the NYT, as is the Facebook link.)
This thumbing of the nose to the mores of the Net is moving me to the point of putting the Times on “ignore.”
Update: Links to the Tweets:
Update 2: What appears to be Wael Ghonim’s Facebook page.
Last week, two people with inside knowledge of the movement confirmed to Newsweek/The Daily Beast that El Shaheeed was actually Ghonim. His wife, however, requested that the story not be published. “I feel that [it] will put his life in danger,” she said.