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Spectator to Link to Hamilton Community Websites

By RTH Staff
Published February 07, 2012

Effective this afternoon, the Hamilton Spectator's website has started carrying curated links to topical articles posted on other community websites.

The first article is a link to Matt Jelly's video and essay, titled, To My Educators: Let's Add Without Subtracting.

Screenshot of RTH article linked from thespec.com
Screenshot of RTH article linked from thespec.com

At the bottom of the Spec article is an explanation:

Hamilton is home to an increasingly vibrant ecosystem of news and views published on blogs and services such as Twitter, Facebook and Flickr, to name a few. As the city’s largest information source, thespec.com will from time to time highlight some of the best of those conversations and point our audience to them. If you’d like to be part of this effort, please email admin@thespec.biz.

RTH is excited to see the Spectator taking steps to reach out to other community sites and become part of the rich web of links that has grown up in Hamilton over the past several years.

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By jason (registered) | Posted February 07, 2012 at 17:19:45

Wow..fantastic news!! Literally

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By Kevin (registered) | Posted February 07, 2012 at 20:02:28

I just saw that on the Spec's website and was pleasantly shocked. Good job, Ryan. I'm glad Matt's piece was first.

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By H+H (registered) - website | Posted February 07, 2012 at 20:28:54

Love it. Well done Matt and Ryan. Thanks Spec.

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By TDR (registered) - website | Posted February 07, 2012 at 22:53:06 in reply to Comment 73901

Pleasantly shocked is exactly it. Well done RTH.

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By lawrence (registered) - website | Posted February 08, 2012 at 10:16:19

This is good news.

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By seancb (registered) - website | Posted February 08, 2012 at 10:42:12

Can't complain at all about the spec getting more involved in online news and discussion... :-)

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By rednic (registered) | Posted February 08, 2012 at 11:41:18

i really can't handle canceling the page from loading half way thru so i will continue to get my news here.

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By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted February 08, 2012 at 12:21:15

Considering how newspapers are normally loathe to post external links and basically try to pretend their website is just print on the internet, this is a wonderful step and I'd like to applaud the Spec for joining the '90s unlike the rest of their industry.

I also notice the articles have comment boxes... didn't they take those away, or am I getting confused? Is the spec finally starting to grasp this "internet" thing?

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By RB (registered) | Posted February 08, 2012 at 13:12:49

Great news!

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By mrjanitor (registered) | Posted February 09, 2012 at 08:49:23 in reply to Comment 73982

When they drop the monthly fee for access to the on-line edition... then maybe they've got it. Post, Globe, Star, Sun, CBC, CHCH, etc. have got it.

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By D. Shields (registered) | Posted February 11, 2012 at 15:59:51 in reply to Comment 74064

Agreed!!

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By Good Golly (anonymous) | Posted February 12, 2012 at 17:37:19 in reply to Comment 73982

Next thing you know they'll start extensive linking to background documents, just like mature sibling The Toronto Star.

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