Why I Love Feeds

Occasionally, content providers like to tweak their stories after they go out. Usually it’s because of a typo, but sometimes there’s more to the story. A very recent example is Wired: it published a story on hybrid vehicles, and shortly afterward changed the headline. My feed reader picked it up as two different stories, since it has two different headlines. The difference in this example, as in many others, is instructive:

  • “Doubt Cast on Plug-In Hybrids”
    becomes
  • “Doubts Can’t Stop Plug-In Hybrids”

    Framing at its finest. Here’s the link to the actual story.

    Anyway, keep your eyes open!

    –YY

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