Nobody Likes Links

[…]Wikipedia articles, which are so densely sprinkled with tantalizing links that it requires real discipline to read an article to the end without leaping away.
Josh Clark in “Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps”

It’s the Internet, but nobody likes links.

People don’t appreciate it when you put a help link instead of providing help right away on the same page they need it.

People don’t appreciate you linking to a vast article instead of putting the most important excerpt from it right into your post.

People don’t like to leave the page to ‘Check this video out‘ when you could embed the video right into your post.

People don’t like to go to the edit page instead of editing the thing they see right at the moment they see it.

Edit right here

People don’t like to click the thumbnails to switch to a larger view for details.

Little preview

People don’t like to ‘go to‘ things to get something done, they want it right now and they choose services that allow them to do exactly that.

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