Image etiquette

This link appeared in my shared items a while ago. It was in the grey area between funny enough to post and too obscure for everybody to care. But I feel like posting it now – after reading this thread on Ben’s blog.

Using other people’s images on your site is a grey area. Images are bandwidth hogs – and bandwidth is expensive. I tend to only use other people’s images (hotlinked) if I’m promoting their product or service with my post.

But this series of emails is just too funny not to be brought up at this point in the debate.


the pictures or whatever they are don’t load for me- i just get a blank rectangle with a little x in the corner.

Nathan says:

That’s both funny and odd. They appear to me. It would be funny if they were not allowed to be linked to – because that’s the whole point of the pictures…

Did you check out the link?