SEO Codswallop

DF: Tynt, the Copy/Paste Jerks

I’ve picked at this nit already, but Gruber explains what’s going on when you get the annoying “read more” blurb when you copy/paste from certain sites (which also apparently sends analytics back to a server too, to report on what was copied). It’s all due to a company named Tynt.

It’s a bunch of user-hostile SEO bullshit.

Everyone knows how copy and paste works. You select text. You copy. When you paste, what you get is exactly what you selected. The core product of the “copy/paste company” is a service that breaks copy and paste.

Whatever their justification for using Tynt is, I’ll bet it involves repeated use of the phrase “biz dev”. All they’re really doing is annoying their readers. Their websites are theirs, but our clipboards are ours. Tynt is intrusive, obnoxious, and disrespectful. I can’t believe some websites need to be told this.

A pox on thee, Tynt.