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Funny because it’s sadly true.
Two stories so far today.
I’m just so fucking happy that Mashable was able to tie the Oslo tragedy into some story about Google+ this morning — one of two stories on the topic, so far. More as the keywords continue to take over Google.
And the cherry really is right on top. A nice big Google+ logo before the actual story with a message:
Already using Google+? Follow Mashable’s Pete Cashmore for the latest about the platform’s new features, tips and tricks as well as social media and technology updates.
Stay classy, Mashable.
What. Complete. Fucktards. And a great reminder that Google really, really fucked this up.
Earlier today, Google+ made a move to ban all accounts not actually tied to people but instead tied to brands. This wasn’t surprising, they’ve been saying they were going to do this — it’s exactly why we never set up a TechCrunch account.
Knowing this, Mashable created one anyway. And quickly amassed 100,000+ followers. Sure enough, Google banned the account this morning.
But instead of that being the end of the story, Mashable changed the name and picture on the account to “Pete Cashmore”, the name of the CEO. Account restored.
This goes beyond jackassery. This is fucktarded.
I’ve always hated the use of the word “exclusive” in titles. From what I see, 99% of the time the usage boils down to one of three things:
1) The author sucks at writing actual titles.
2) The author wants their story to appear much more important than it actually is. (“It says ‘exclusive’ so it must be important!”)
3) The author is an asshat who wants to make themselves appear more important than they actually are.
And then there’s the “exclusive” that Mashable published today. A new low. While running an infographic that no one else is likely to run is technically an “exclusive”, so is, say, posting a picture of your slap bracelet collection. The usage of the term in this headline is more along the lines of “sad”.
If your story is filled with good, exclusive information, it should speak for itself. Or maybe you shouldn’t be a writer.
I give up.