I just came across this article by Jakob Nielsen on web usability which I believe was written last week. He says not to use
target="_blank" on links.
If I want a new window, I will open it myself! – Jakob Nielsen
This makes sense to me, so I think I’ll stop doing it right away. I probably should have sooner, but like I said it’s a brand new article.
And wow, I just read the rest of it. It’s amazing that people are still making all the same mistakes they were back then. C'mon people, get your acts together!