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June 30, 2015
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Source? Source?!

I’m not a big fan of Imgur. Take this Cory Doctorow tweet:

Vaccines Work, sounds interesting, click through and read but it ends abruptly. Strange. But wait, there’s a “Source” link. Follow that to Tales of a Vet – perhaps this is the creator’s site? No, it still ends abruptly. But wait, there’s a “Source” link. Follow that to, ah, good old Imgur. Still not the original source, but at least this imgur post has a source (not all bother). And at last, we arrive at a nicely sized complete version of the Vaccines Work strip.


Reddit is also terrible for this. The /r/interestingasfuck/ is /annoyingasfuck because most of the time people post links to an animated gif of what is obviously an interesting video. Such as this “Hermit crabs exchanging shells” post taken, presumably, from this “Crabs” video taken from the BBC. Why not post to the Vimeo video?



See also:

Source? Source?!


and (cool chart!)

So you found something cool on the Internet…




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