“O” SO INSIGHTFUL

“O” SO INSIGHTFUL

Hanes HallbirnSunday,4 November 2012

The Snap:

Just yesterday, I wrote a short PSA to warn readers about the impending wave of self-appointed, water cooler design gurus who will soon be outlining the pros and cons of skeuomorphism, now that they’ve read a few blog posts on the topic. And right on cue, the hacks at Mashable have released one of their goddamn slideshows on the topic, in another of their pathetic attempts to rack up page views.

The Download:

The only problem? The slideshow covers “skeumorphism.” Not skeuomorphism, mind you, but skeumorphism, without an “o.” Mashable’s writing and editorial teams didn’t even bother to ensure that they spelled their newfound area of expertise correctly.

Of course, it’s no secret that Mashable has long since deteriorated from an insightful source on topics ranging from social media to music, to an ad-stuffed content farm. How ironic that this particular article references a Hall of Shame (see screen shots below).

Mashable- Missing O - first screenshot

Mashable - Missing 0 - second screen

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Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

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