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The New Yorker Is Splitting Up Their Longer Pieces Into Multiple Pages

Complete agreement with Kottke on this one. The standard practice of major corporate media sites of breaking articles into multiple “pages” is just awful. Waiting for pages to load is the worst part of the web; it always has been, and it still is. I’ve heard all sorts of bullshit explanations and justifications for the practice over the years, but everyone knows the truth: it’s a way to inflate page views. Shit, why not put every paragraph on its own page?

It shows a lack of respect for your readers, and that makes it all the more surprising to see The New Yorker do it.

Wednesday, 11 October 2006