Friday, September 24, 2010

Never use an elipse to remove meaning

Yahoo.com is my homepage of choice, and I follow the news there every time I reload the page.  They've even started pulling local stories and placing them in the feed.  However...

When Yahoo prepares news headlines, they edit them to fit in the space allowed.  But with the local headlines, they don't bother (those are probably collected automatically).  So, the computer just puts in an ellipsis after a certain number of characters.

It's often funny and today was no exception.

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