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Associated Press’ (AP) disappearing links give me work!

Associated Press’ (AP) disappearing links give me work!

September 25, 2008 Technology 0

Right!  That’s it!  I’m fed up with fixing linkrot!

I’ve become aware that any AP links I use as reference for any commentary I make, disappear after a few weeks!  I wasn’t aware of the fact until recently.  It must be the way I research nowadays.  But obviously, I made an assumption that was without substance.

But all is not lost – AP is syndicated to most news organisations, so any article is copied verbatim giving the original journalist a bit extra dosh, I suppose.

Now, I change all the AP links to a mainstream news outlet that keeps visible archives for a while.  This is sad, as I’d like to use the original source for reference, rather than second hand.

But hey!

 

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