A few random thoughts about our day with social media beginning with an apology for those of you born after 1988 or too young to remember 1988. Max Headroom was both a character and a television series that dealt with various topics related to media literacy, but (spoiler alert) books were not popular with the general public in Max’s time, which was always 20 minutes into the future.
The Twitter link to the AP Stylebook has 46,970 followers as of Wednesday at 11.47 p.m. The most recent notes from their feed:
If an article offends readers, simply claim it was intended as a satire. That way you can blame them for not "getting it."
Free up ad space by combining the front page with word-jumble puzzle, e.g. YRAMO TRESRDEA NI TRTOTNSOPIUI NSGTI.
Throw small projectiles at your copy editor now and then. A jumpy copy editor is an accurate copy editor.
Avoid sentences that sound funny, such as "The clowns and monkeys ate kumquats."
Pro-verbs do what Nintendon't.
Do not ask an interview subject about his mother if you suspect he may be a replicant.
Bloody Mary - Capitalized; a drink made with vodka and tomato juice. Your editor's main source of nutrition.
And to clarify Jerry’s comment about CB radios, here is a comprehensive look at what used to be the latest in communication devices posted on, you guessed it, a CD blog. Feel free to comment.
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