while i was exploring wordpress, i’ve tumbled with the word “hotlink”. Not a new word to me but definitely a new learning.
What is hotlinking?
Bandwidth theft or “hotlinking” is direct linking to a web site’s files (images, video, etc.). An example would be using an <img> tag to display a JPEG image you found on someone else’s web page so it will appear on your own site, eBay auction listing, weblog, forum message post, etc.
It means you are getting the url of an image, uploaded in a different server other than yours, so that you can use it in your website.
<img src=”http://notmysite.com/image.jpg” height=”350″ width=”200″>
i just found myself guilty of bandwidith theft! uh oh