WSJ’s Mossberg Against AutoLink

I’ve got an update coming on developments with Google AutoLink since I last wrote about it (see Google
Toolbar’s AutoLink & The Need For Opt-Out
). There’s a petition, meta tags against it and so on. But in the meantime,
via Steve Rubel, news that Wall St. Journal tech columnist Walt Mossberg has come out against the
system: Google Toolbar Inserts Links in Others’ Sites, And That’s a Bad Idea. Mossberg was instrumental in
getting Microsoft’s Smart Tags killed, as my earlier article explains more.

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