This mistake on yahoo.com may affect the reputation of the Internet giant:
It’s hard to consider Yahoo! a serious source of information when a mistake like this appears on its home page.
Using the wrong word could affect your credibility as a journalist. Just ask the people who write for the Yahoo! front page:
The confusion between affect (a verb) and effect (generally, a noun) is one of the most highly documented mistakes on the Internet. But I guess the folks at yahoo.com don’t read much on the Web.
Do you think that the editors at Yahoo! Style know that this is the wrong word and wonder how it affected their readers? Me neither. I also don’t think they care that there’s a bit of nonsense that might be the result of a missing word:
Perhaps the writer meant “or whether they even were feminists.” Let’s give her the benefit of the doubt and call that a typo.
Yup, it sure does. Seeing an incorrect word like effects affects people differently. When it’s accompanied by a misspelled name, I just shrug my shoulders. After all, this is Yahoo! Shine and I’ve come to expect mistakes like that:
It’s no surprise to me that the writer still can’t remember how to spell Dr. LaRocca’s name or that well-being needs a hyphen. What is shocking is people with multiple sclerosis are exercising entire battalions. I think that an exercise regimen would be sufficient: