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Deep Linkageby BBQ (Deacon)
|on Jul 21, 2000 at 04:00 UTC||Need Help??|
Okay, the funniest thing just happened to me. I was scanning my weblogs for most used browser versions and I noticed that although most of the referer's come from the Hex images article on perlmonks, there is one other site that is giving me a healthy chunk of referers as well. The site is http://www.distortedyouth.com/.
Apparently someone at Distorted Youth came by my pic on perlmonks and thought it was:
The two days ago, there was this big discussion in the chatterbox (and I was in it as well) about a certain monk (don't remember the name now, I think it was airgut(?) or something...), thinking that his picture had somehow been tainted by being posted on jcwren's very cool stats page. I couldn't point a better example of how stuff we post on the internet will move out of our control as soon as we upload / post / link and whatnot. The entire "deep-linking" issue is just plain bullshit in my book. Once you upload something, its out there.
Sure, you have copyright over it if you've registered it. But, take my case for instance. Does anyone actually think I have the right to be even remotely offended for having been "deep linked" to Distorted Youth's site??
Nah! I'm laughing my head off. Certain peole should take their self-image more lightly as well, me thinks. But hey, that's just my personal opinion.
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