I’m delighted to see Marco Arment weighing in on the open links in new window debate. I’m fully on his side and couldn’t help chipping in my own two cents on Hacker News. There’s a weird fetishism people have about “keeping the user on our site” that smacks of hubris to me.
Be humble! Remember Jakob’s Law of the Internet:
Users spend most of their time on other sites. This means that users prefer your site to work the same way as all the other sites they already know.