As I surfed my LinkedIn news stories I got a chuckle out of a type-o in the headline of one of the lead stories. I didn’t think much of it. As I continued to scroll down the page, I came upon another headline with a type-o. Hmmm. I scrolled some more, and, yep, you guessed it, another type-o. Note: all of these gaffs were posted by large companies.
To be clear, I am not throwing stones from a glass house here. I’m guilty of having missed a type-o or two in my time (tongue firmly in cheek), but I can’t help think the lack of regard for proof-reading is becoming epidemic.
Is it a lack of detail? Is it the product of a need-to-get-my-post-out-as-quickly-as-possible mentality? Am I on to something here, or am I just a grumpy old man?