Problems in Web publishing Posted on Monday, November 19th, 2012 at 7:18 am. PTWritten by Jim Dalrymple Harry Marks outlines a problem that we see far too often in Web publishing these days. It drives me crazy as a reader. JimD Nothing pisses me off so quickly as an article that discusses some app, service, or website—yet doesn’t actually link to it directly, or places the link in some tiny “via” box at the bottom.Mashable is one of many sites I simply stopped visiting completely because of this. I used to love TechCrunch back in the day, and I still read it occasionally, but they have a bad habit of filling their articles with tag links to their own site. At least they put a source link at the bottom.