Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Verified: Internet Articles Badly Written
This is a fascinating article about an AOL writer and his daily routine. Which involved writing unbelievable amounts of print over subjects unfamiliar to the writer.
It is, I suspect, largely how most internet content gets created. As information, it is worthless - it exists only to generate clicks and therefore ad content.
This is the stuff you are reading if you haven't put in the five minutes to learning the library website.
Might I suggest you also read the classic Lippman book Liberty and the News. The problem of low-paid non-expert writers working under deadline is a reason to learn to think for yourself.