Snippet: Don’t Hide the Date ☇

Shared on December 19, 2019

K.Q. Dreger (via Michael Rockwell):

I’ve noticed an interesting (growing?) trend over the past few years. Some bloggers (or their designers) choose to hide when a post was written. I usually see this via dates excluded from the URL and/or the page itself. Why they’re doing this, I’m not sure.

I’ve been seeing this more and more and it gets really annoying when there are generalized topics that have changed and information doesn’t quite feel accurate or provable. Looking back, I might have redone my URLs with the year from the start, but displaying when something was written always matters for context.

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