Some of my favorite blogs are those on the Consumer Reports web site. Written by CR editors, they offer great consumer information and advice on a variety of topics, from Cars to Health to Electronics and more. Their advice is usually spot on, but it’s not always supported by the rest of the site.
An example of what I mean showed up in my Google Reader today. A post on the Electronics blog was titled “Earth Day tips: 7 ways to greener printing.” Here’s number 2 on the list:
2. Instead of printing out e-mails, Web pages, and other documents, read them on your computer screen. A free application called CutePDF makes that simpler by turning such items into easy-to-read PDFs.
But at the end of the post, there’s a Print This Page link. What’s missing are links allowing readers to save the article to an online bookmarking site, such as Delicious. Wouldn’t that have been more in keeping with the spirit of the blog post?