Behind the Scenes: How eHow Works — or Doesn’t

15 Aug

Someone just sent me this lovely screen cap that gives you a good idea of why eHow’s content is so shitty. The image is from an editor’s work desk where he’s just published an article. Click on it to take a look — it’s beautiful. The submitter also included a note. Here it is in part:

Basically I figured i was going to get fired abut a month ago from bad performance reviews so I started publishing pretty much anything. Sometimes i sent rewrites using the boilerplates just to Recently I started adding photos that I thought improved the content and links to ur blog. A writer reported me, so I should be fired soon, but it was a good run while is lassted.

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3 Responses to “Behind the Scenes: How eHow Works — or Doesn’t”

  1. Rumor August 15, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    BRAVO! Way to go out in style!

    • Crashed Airplane August 16, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

      It’d be more impressive if the pic wasn’t fake. 😉

  2. Crashed Airplane August 16, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Let me know if you want pointers for next time you’re gonna photoshop a fake article. Just a few hints, you might wanna make it look like it’s not taken from airplane man’s accepted work and fixing the page so that the comments actually display the way they do in the template might help. Just my 2 cents.

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