Sunday, January 29, 2012

Snap, Crackle, Pffft.... links to a viral video of a man who has 'turned his kitchen into a synthesizer'. It's currently the 'most viewed' article. Besides attracting traffic to their own site off the back of someone else's Youtube video, News appear to have added nothing beyond a truly terrible pun.

This kitchen DJ will cerealsly bowl you over

Whilst cute, the whole video screams fake. Comments at Reddit tore it a new one. The person responsible, an electronic composer was quite upfront about it not being real.

If mainstream news organisation websites are going to link to this kind of thing in order to attract traffic (not that there's anything wrong with it) it would be nice if they made a cursory attempt to validate it, being a news organisation...

It doesn't take an electronics genius to work out the challenge with tapping two non-conductive surfaces together in order to close a circuit. Then again, it doesn't take a genius to add a "Preview" button to blogs, so maybe News Ltd is lacking in that department? I'm just saying, Bolt, Blair...


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