Internet News Even From Reputable Sources: SLOPPY

Internet news, as opposed to newspaper news, is very sloppily put together. It’s hasty, and as a consequence has far more typographical errors and badly thought out headlines. This is the entire headline of an abc news article online: “DNA TEST LINKS WOMAN TO BIOLOGICAL FATHER AND 7 HALF SIBLINGS” – the actual story IS news, as it’s about finding a father and siblings she didn’t knew she had, but the headline…? It’s like– “You’re related to your dad and siblings! News at eleven!” All they had to do is take the time to write the headline so the point of the story is part of it. But no. Don’t have time. The jittery, feeble internet attention spans must have eighty thousand stories a second thrown at them.

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