Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Yahoooooooooooooo! January 2012

Settle in folks, as it's time to review the errors detected on the Yahoo! Canada homepage during January 2012. After December's measly offering, Yahoo! started the new year back in regular form with a plethora of errors. First, from January 4, the word PlayBook should have mimicked BlackBerry's camel-case capitalization. Something you can easily see in the image Yahoo! provides above the text. Also, Yahoo! only got BlackBerry right half the time in the screen capture above - check out the word in the bottom right corner. Then,

later that same day, Yahoo! featured another undercapitalized camel-case capitalization. It should have been LeBron. Then,

on January 6, someone typed reign when it should have been rein. Gee whiz, if only that person had

simply copied and pasted the relevant words from the headline of the article ("Want True Happiness? Rein in the Buying: Consumer Expert" on Yahoo! Canada Finance on December 19, 2011). Then,

it should have been either lookalike or look-alike on January 8. Then,

later that same day, the the between boils and faster should not have been present. Then,

on January 17, off was missing an F. Then,

on January 18, there was a misspelling of Jim Balsillie's last name. Then,

it's another incorrect capitalization of BlackBerry - this time on January 20. Clicking that link

took me to this headline ("Analysis: Blackberry licensing seen RIM's likeliest scenario" on Yahoo! Canada Finance on January 20, 2012), which also featured an incorrect BlackBerry. As well, it seems as though that word as should be between seen and RIM's. Then,

also on January 20, Seattle should have been capitalized. Then,

also on January 20, allegations was misspelled. Then,

also on January 20, Yahoo! couldn't decide if it was Walmart or Wal-Mart, so went with both. Then,

on January 22, both Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie had their last names misspelled. Then,

the next day, their names were still mispelled. Finally,

on January 24 there were hyphens where there shouldn't have been any hyphens. It may be a 190-million-year-old site, but the site is 190 million years old. See the difference? Alrighty, that's all of Yahoo!'s errors from January! Click an image to enlarge it.

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