I just signed up for iGoogle and had NY Times for one of my feeds. Look at the title of one of the top stories:
Obama Cites âWindowâ for Diplomacy on Iran Bomb
Why is this title scrambled? Because they used special characters and the computer programming is scrambled. Special characters such as apostrophes, quote marks often cannot be read correctly by the computer code.
As writers, editors, citizens writers, internet communicators (oh, I hate that word blogger) - we must realize how our work is presented. When using special characters, be very careful and double check your title, your link to make sure you don't end up gibberish in your headline.
Did you know this? It took me some time to figure it out - but his ole guy is trainable.
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