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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.


How to Make Money in a Trailer Park

21 Apr

Sometimes when I watch the brainless money-making schemed employed by Ricky, Julian and Bubbles on Trailer Park boys, I think, “this is prime eHow material right here.”

Apparently I am right.

The sum of the article is this, open up an illegal liquor and cigarette shop out of your trailer.

Many people in trailer parks smoke cigarettes and drink beer. You can profit from this by having a supply of beer and cigarettes available for weekends especially sundays when football is on T.V. Many will not run out to pick up these items but will not mind paying more for them when convienant. Put the word out to the neighbors and let then know you keep beer and cigarettes for resale.

"Living in a trailer park has its advantages, you have access to many homes and people whom all are potential profit centers."

How to Make Money in a Trailer Park | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5679983_make-money-trailer-park.html#ixzz1KAWRuRAV

Welcome Jordan Decker!

12 Apr

Jordan Decker

We all know that DMS likes to read this blog. I Assume they look at us as providing free quality control.

Recently, one of Demand’s new employees started reading our blog. I just wanted to welcome Jordan Decker to the Worst of eHow and Demand Media. Jordan joined DMS back in February as Associate Community Support Manager and has been following us for about two weeks now.

Jordan graduated from UCLA with a BA in study of religion and a minor in LGBT studies in 2008. He was a member of the Delta Lambda Phi fraternity and he continues to serve on the national board of directors. Jordan is originally from Cupertino California and currently resides in Encino.  He enjoys “night drive paparazzo” photography (you can see his work here) and lolcats.

How to Be the Bobby Knight of Pee Wee Basketball

1 Feb

"Tossing a metal folding chair across the floor in the midst of a game is a foolish act that could easily hurt someone. So only do it when you're losing."

This article is actually pretty awesome. The author took a ridiculous title and produced a hilarious how-to.

If you don’t know, Bobby Knight is the winningest coach in NCAA basketball history. He is also the most yellingest and ill-tempered coach in sports history.

This article offers up some solid advice on how to use Bobby Knight’s tactics when coaching kids’ basketball, like “grabbing a player by the neck to get their attention is just an awful way to teach anyone; so only do it to the kids that are really horsing around” and “let the kids know that while your tactics may seem harsh at times, everything you do is with their best interests in mind. Sure it’s hogwash, but hey they’re ten–they might buy it!”

This article is actually way too good for eHow.

How to Be the Bobby Knight of Pee Wee Basketball | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2037147_bobby-knight-pee-wee-basketball.html#ixzz1Cjw9TSN6

Update: eHow has decided to deprive readers of this beauty. See it here: http://web.archive.org/web/20080612111031/http://www.ehow.com/how_2037147_bobby-knight-pee-wee-basketball.html

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