Link: I’m not a “curator” – Marco.org

I’m not a “curator” – Marco.org

Curator’s Code is an attempt to codify and standardize “via” links and attribution from link blogs and aggregators with two new symbols:

? means “via”
? means “hat tip”
It’s completely misguided.

First of all, readers aren’t going to learn what those symbols mean. The distinction between them is also unnecessary and will lead to more confusion: I’ve been running a hybrid articles-and-links blog here (?DF) for a while, I wrote the function that added “via” links to billions of reblogged posts on Tumblr, and I didn’t even know the difference between “via” and “hat tip” until today.

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