Linking Humor and Voice to Web Articles
The links in the article concerning Alan Moore's controversial comics serve to direct the readers to other articles or information pertaining to the linked phrase. For example, after mentioning a librarian who took some of Moore's comics out of circulation, Scott Thill links to an article that questions whether such moves are child protection or censorship, and covers the trial of the librarian who was fired for her act. Also, after mentioning a risque scene (among several) in the Watchmen graphic novel, Thill links to his review of the movie.
This observation is not link-related, but I would also like to comment on the tone of Thill's article. After reading several internet articles, I've noticed a trend in tone. The writers seem to be a bit freer on the internet to create their own voice and express their own opinions. In Thill's case, after warning his readers that the images shown below may be "shocking," he sarcastically says, "Please report your offense to the nearest God-fearing public library employee." Obviously not every web article will have the privalege of sharing the writer's opinion so clearly; it depends on the organization the writer is writing for, but I have to say I enjoy the bits of humor here and there, and the voice that marks the piece; humor and voice that are so often lacking in newspaper articles. I'm not saying you can't find them there, just that so far, it's been easier for me to find such attributes on the internet.