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.

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