- Is this new Internet annoyance the start of a trend?
Re: Is this new Internet annoyance the start of a trend?
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You can avoid all this
extraneous garbage by reading newspapers and magazine on NFB
Newsline or by downloading magazines like Reader's Digest from
BARD and therefore avoid their annoying web sites altogether.
On 6/22/2021 9:24 AM, Greg Daniel
I read READER’S DIGEST for years, but
stopped when their articles were essentially thumbnail
sketches filled with links. I wouldn’t mind if such links
were posted at the end of articles, but as you point out,
that doesn’t seem to be the way of modern journalism; after
all, it’s all about catching the eye and attention of the
reader immediately; after all, the reader may not read to
the end of the article.
The New York Times recently has
begun inserting sections in articles containing text
and links to related articles, or articles in the same
section that are only related by category, such as
that they are all opinion articles. Here is an
This appears in the middle of
an opinion article about Biden’s foreign policy:
OPINION DEBATEWill the
Democrats face a midterm wipeout?
• EZRA KLEIN writes that
“midterms typically raze the governing party” and
explores just how tough a road the Democrats have
• JAMELLE BOUIE wonders whether
voters will accept a party “that promises quite a bit
but won’t work to make any of it a reality.”
• MAUREEN DOWD writes that
Biden has “a very narrow window to do great things”
and shouldn’t squander it appeasing Republican
• THOMAS B. EDSALL explores new
research on whether the Democratic Party could find
more success focusing on race or on class when trying
to build support.
While I read other content
online and haven’t seen an increase in this sort of
thing, this could be the start of a new trend. Have
others seen an increase?
Ways of eliminating intrusive
content such as Edge’s Immersive Reader, don’t detect
and remove these long sections. How do they look
different to sighted readers? Does the difference in
appearance give any indication of how these sections
might be detected and removed or skipped by
screen-readers or features like Immersive Reader??
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