So Many Useless Pages

June 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Blogging, Opinion, Reviews, Websites | Comments Off on So Many Useless Pages

Every once in a while I see a web page that is so incredibly useless that it makes me want to start reviewing websites and doing my best to warn people away from wasting their time with them.

While I have not yet decided to go ahead with this idea I am tempted more and more often to do so by some of the things I see on the web.  One good example of this is a site called truckstop that had, among many other useless things, a posting about a number of weird ipod stories.  Each ‘story’ was in fact nothing more than a one or two line blurb with the gist of the story in it, followed by a word or two on a separate line.

You can tell by the way it’s written and the placement of that word or two that it is supposed to be a link that leads to the full story that the blurb talked about.  However somebody was alseep at the switch when they wrote it because out of the dozen plus ‘stories’, not one of the things that should have been a link was one.

This is a good example of really sloppy writing.  The writing in the article itself wasn’t really bad but by not including links where they obviously should have been the reader is left feeling like they’ve been the victim of a bait and switch con.

They were promised weird stories about ipods and only got a bunch of blurbs that don’t link to details like they should have.

So how about it, should I start doing reviews of crap like this?

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