In 1965 the man known as Ted Nelson gave the term “hyper-text”. Hypertext is a series of paragraphs that include hyperlinks to a particular subject according to the media on the page; A web page that is. This all relates to online. The information you’ve seen around the world of web.
The concept of hyper text is to give out information on a subject, maybe even a series of subjects and placing out more media with the power of links. You’ll read your hypertext and notice several links to different media you may or may not already know.
Is this useful? In many ways yes, if it is according to the subject. But the possibility of a reader to be displeased or sidetracked is always a matter though. This is because the challenge to the writer is at hand. There’s no way knowing if everything is in order the way it’s put out to be. Links to something everyone knows or everyone doesn’t need to know is common issue. This also is a great deal of problems for the reader. None of them will want to see the un-important links that may have nothing to do with the media.
The writer has to be cautious where these links lead to, where they are placed in the media, and if they actually work. If all of these are in place, there shouldn’t be a problem for the reader, right? Wrong. The reader could put themselves in a hassle. They will get so far off the media they will read something so beyond the original subject. So as the reader, there’s a caution of staying on task of the media you began with.
A new creator of a hypertext is possible. If a reader wishes to create there own hypertext, they should learn from common mistakes, find out exactly what hypertexts are and why they are needed, and find a subject that appeals to most.
Before the hypertext is completed and sent out to the World Wide Web, the writer is to make sure to read it through and see if it’s likable to the common eye of surfers. If the writer does this, they have completed there first hypertext.
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