Barnes & Noble to bloggers: Please eliminate Borders links
Barnes & Noble, the nation's largest book store chain, is asking bloggers to replace links that send readers to Borders' defunct website with links that direct them to B&N's site, according to MediaBistro's GalleyCat blog.
Since then, Barnes & Noble has shut down its one-time rival's website, redirecting visitors to its own site.
According to MediaBistro, Barnes & Noble sent an email asking the site to "to kindly update your links," replacing Borders links with B&N URLs.
It's a case study in how the online legacy of an abandoned website can live on long after the site has been shut down. Even if a site is taken down, links to that site linger throughout the Internet for years.