"Last Modified" dates on webpages

On March 4, Ithaca College's Rachel Reuben posed the question - who still keeps a "last modified" date on their webpages, or is that once-standard convention now totally outmoded? A lively discussion ensued.

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  1. Here's one simple response: it's pointless.
  2. Others chimed in with their perspectives:
  3. But Cornell's Mark Anbinder really hit the nail on the head.
  4. Speaking of freshness dates:
  5. There are some exceptions to the rule, of course.
  6. Once again, the higher ed community makes a successful case for good content practices!
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