Google Autolinks Discussion

Dave Winer mentions at scripting news that he sent a message to Brad Templeton at EFF about Google Autolinks. Autolinks certainly can raise some issues. Particularly if you remember Microsoft's attempt at smart links some time back. If you'd like to hear someone's considered opinion on the issue, I would recommend Cory Doctorow's conversation which I mentioned at the beginning of the week. Cory's opinion is well considered and I think he makes the point that the right precautions are in place. If Google's autolink can provide additional useful information to someone as they view a web page, without confusing the viewer, then they have done no wrong.

About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.