There is a strange trend I’ve noticed recently: some authors and media removing the dates from their posts. As an active participant on the social web since the 90s, this not only bothers me, it is two-steps backwards.
Date is an important piece of meta information associated with any digital content. Knowing when something was published provides that all too critical context of time. This really matters: I personally will not link to stories without knowing when that idea was originally shared because I don’t know how to frame my own analysis of it. I chatted with some friends who have been blogging in other industries (not marketing) for nearly a decade and they feel the same.
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