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Robert\’s Reader | Uncategorized | In Which I Take Issue With Felix Salmon

 

 

Now call me a fogey, but I think any comparison between these two pages works overwhelmingly in favour of the NYT. Even in Felix’s own terms, if you want to do a bit of reading, chances are you’d rather do it in a library than in Times Square. If I have a complaint about the NYT layout, it’s that the page is still too noisy, even now…

Everything about the HuffPo is there in the page design. The gimcrackery, the come-ons, the SEO, the gaming of the reader. However nobly the HuffPo started out, it ended up as one giant troll, a brilliant machine for generating page-views. And why do you want page views? To pump up your imagined value so that some bigger fool will show up to buy you. AOL has duly discharged that function. And that’s really the end of the story. Do you seriously think Arianna Huffington will be working diligently at AOL a year from now? Or that the Huffington Post will still be in business, except perhaps as a gibbering wreck, two years from now?

So I’d argue that, not only is the NYT page better-looking and easier to read, it also shows a respect for the reader which seems to be rooted in the hope of a long-term relationship

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