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geoduck
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July 16, 2018 4:03 EDT PM  

So what happened? Now it seems like TMO is more and more just an aggregator for other tech sites. You click on a headline and it takes you to MacWorld, Wired, or some other site to read the article. There's no page with TMO's take on the article, not to mention any way to comment on it. It seems like well over half of TMO articles aren't TMO articles any more. This is a sudden shift. So what happened?


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Andrew Orr
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July 23, 2018 3:49 EDT PM  

It's something new we're trying out. Linked Teasers are similar to our Cool Stuff Found category, where I find and comment on articles around the web that I think our readers would be interested in.


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geoduck
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July 24, 2018 3:07 EDT PM  

A good example of why I don’t care for this is the article today about Twitter and Free Speech. This would be a perfect place to have a page with your take on the issue then the link. More than the single paragraph “sound bite” on the home page. Then there would be space our response to the article in the comments. Even better would be comments fron Bryan, John M, snd the rest of the TMO staff about the topic. The latter I often enjoy as much or more than the articles TMO links to.  But with a link off of the home page none of that happens.


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Andrew Orr
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July 24, 2018 3:22 EDT PM  

Thanks for the feedback, I've passed that along to Bryan.


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Dave Hamilton
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August 13, 2018 11:51 EDT PM  

Just chiming in here, you make a good point about the comments, and it’s one that resonates with our own feelings as we evolve this experiment.

as you’ve probably noticed, we tweaked this so there’s (now) still a TMO “page” for you to visit and comment on here.


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geoduck
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August 14, 2018 8:00 EDT AM  

Thats much appreciated. Thanks.


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gGrant
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November 13, 2018 10:06 EDT PM  

Andrew, I'm pretty sure we come here to get the TMO slant on everything, then read the referenced articles. Even if you only pick out some highlights, so we have something to dig into when we read the articles. Might be a little more work, but I can't believe there's someone on staff that isn't bursting to comment.

It's all about context. We're here for the TMO context.


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