Rumor: Is this a correct headline?

April 15, 2009 at 5:51 pm Leave a comment

I realized a common, quite funny, tendency in the blogosphere I should be aware of after reading David Caolo’s blog post. He points out that many people believe they can write whatever they want in a blog post headline, as long as it ends with a question mark- even if the healine is stating a FACT… I guess this allows people to state their thoughts, but the question mark allows room for error!

“Apple will introduce a new hotpink iPhone?”

If you are stating a fact or simply describing the blog’s topic, leave out the question mark in your headline. If you are asking a question or have heard a “rumor”- David suggests you state this as a question and should preface your headline with:

“Rumor: Is Apple introducing a hotpink iPhone?”

This pointer opened my eyes, so thought I should share!

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