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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

New York Times: No more link generator for bloggers

Here's a link to the New York Times Nick Denton Article. [ Registration Required ]

I would have used the New York Times link generator for bloggers, but it seems to be down, and has been unavailable for about a week.

They used to allow bloggers to link to the archive for free.

Is this a change in policy for them?

Maybe Dave Winer can find out for us?

Update:
Dave replied that he didn't get the link generator going.

Turns out that the link generator was coded by Aaron Swartz. I think it just added '&partner=USERLAND' to the end of NY Times links to make them free for bloggers to link to.

I've emailed him to see why the site is down.

Update II:
Aaron replies - "The hard drive died. We don't have a recent backup."

"It worked based on a massive database of URLs it had collected. There's not really any way to reconstruct that database."

Update III:
The link generator page has been updated with information saying that the bookmarklet will still work.

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