Monday, July 15, 2013
Someone died. In other news... Sharknado!

I really don't think that promoting a story about the tragic death of a 31 year-old with the keyword 'Sharknado', repeatedly advertising how his last tweets were about the upcoming b-movie, and then offering an internal link to another story about the film, is sensitive reporting by Mashable. I think it's traffic grabbing of the highest, and lowest, order.


Contrast with Buzzfeed's article that is detailed, balanced, and sensitive. Yes, you all make money from web traffic. But there has to be a line, right?