Check your work before sending an e-mail blast
When sending an e-mail blast, you have to be careful.
Instead, the newspaper sent the offer to 8.6 million e-mails on its list.
What compounded the error was when the newspaper tweeted that the e-mail didn’t come from the newspaper.
The newspaper did honor the discount at first before cancelling the offer.
A spokeswoman didn’t say how much money the mistake cost the newspaper in an interview with the Associated Press.
PHOTO MANIPULATION – When it comes to media errors, I guess this one from North Korea shouldn’t surprise me at all.
The country’s state news agency altered a photo from Kim Jong-Il’s funeral procession to take out several onlookers from the route.
When it comes to news, ethics dictate that pictures cannot be altered.
I understand that North Korea doesn’t follow ethics, but this should be a lesson to all news people to follow industry standards.
FACEBOOK’S TOP SIX – Do you have Facebook’s new Timeline feature?
One question I had with it was on the friends box, the site shows six of your friends.
How do they pick these six?
I found an interesting article on how Facebook picks your “top friends” here.
Posted on December 30, 2011, in Personal blog and tagged Associated Press, Chris Pugh, digitally altering photos, e-mail blast, Facebook, Kim Jong-Il, New York Times, photo manipulation, Short North, top friends, Twitter, View From The Pugh. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.