The home page of Yahoo News is not a good place for a typo — especially in a headline:
That Shrkeli fella is actually Martin Shkreli.
If a major Internet news site like Yahoo! News writes a headline about someone it calls Greg Allman, is it fake news?
The editors haven’t just misspelled Gregg Allman’s name; they’ve overcapitalized or undercapitalized the name of his band. It seems they just can’t decide if it was the Allman Brothers Band of The Allman Brothers Band.
How many errors does it take for a website to lose credibility. If you see three errors in a photo caption, like this one from Yahoo! Style, do you trust anything about the site?
The author is writing about Hillary Kerr, but can’t manage to spell her name right, nor the name of the websites Byrdie and Obsessee.
I’d give that caption an A+ for alternative facts and an F for accuracy. But wait! There’s more! The caption was reformatted and “corrected.” Except that two of three errors are still there:
Let’s skip right over that misspelling of a cappella on Yahoo! Style and focus on the misspelling of Charlotte Casiraghi’s name:
And then let’s focus on the assertion that she is an “actual Princess of Monaco.” No, even if the writer had managed to get her name right, she’d be wrong about that royal title. Charlotte Casiraghi may be eighth in line to the throne of Monaco, but she is not a princess; in fact, she has no royal title. None.
The home page of a website is like a welcome mat. But what if that mat read “Welkome”? Would you still enter the site?
Would you click on this headline on Yahoo! Style’s home page, knowing that Amber Valletta spells her name with two L’s?
Would you trust that site if it can’t get close to correctly spelling LuLaRoe?
How many errors does it take before you realize maybe you’re really not welcome?
It’s on honor to be on the front page of Yahoo! Style, unless they do this to your name:
That was an editor’s attempt at spelling Pharrell, which is the first half of Pharrell Williams. You’d think the folks in charge would make a serious attempt at spelling the star’s name right. Instead, they just made a serious error.