On taking screenshots of a story
nostrich replied: Uh, guys, screenshotting the entire contents of an article? That’s no better than HuffPo-style over-aggregation. Uncool.
» SFB says: While it’s fair to note that in some instances we’ve probably screenshotted a little more than we should have, a couple points to that: 1) We link the article prominently both in the text and the image, 2) News articles tend to update, and the story itself may look different a couple of hours from now. Often it’s a quick art element in the case of a breaking news story where art wouldn’t otherwise be available. In the case of the Ben Parr article this was a reply to, the news had just broken, so it’s entirely possible that’ll be the case, especially if, for example, they get a Mashable staff member on record. (The story had already changed once.) In the future, we’ll try to be careful about how much we screenshot, though. — Ernie @ SFB