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hyperlink

a word, phrase, picture, icon, etc., in a computer document on which a user may click to move to another part of the document or to another document

hyperlink

[′hī·pər‚liŋk]
(computer science)
A highlighted word, phrase, or image in the display of a computer document which, when chosen, connects the user to another part of the same document or to different document (text, image, audio, video, or animation). In electronic documents, these cross references can be followed by a mouse click, and the target of the hyperlink may be on a physically distant computer connected by a network or the Internet.

hyperlink

hyperlink

A predefined linkage between one object and another. A hyperlink typically refers to an icon or text on a Web page that, when clicked or tapped, transfers the user to another part of the page or to another page on the current website or to a completely different website (see hypertext). See also Hyperloop.
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At a global level, scholars have found that broad hyperlinking patterns reveal common structures across topical domains, such as the existence of highly interconnected clusters of Web pages that provide cores for communities of Web pages (Barabasi, 2002).
In the context of this article specifically, De Maeyer and Le Cam (2015) argue for a deeper examination of journalism's hyperlinking history as a key to interpreting the present role of hyperlinks in the news industry and to understanding ongoing change processes.
In the early days of online news, the use of hyperlinking to drive traffic to other sources was viewed as anathema (Boczkowski, 2004).