Posts Tagged ‘typo’

AP Photo Editor Accidentally Shares Part of Cover Letter to BuzzFeed in Caption

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Copy/Paste is a wonderful tool. It saves time, effort, and while we tend to take it for granted now, it’s truly a brilliant utility boiled down to its most simple form. However, as with everything, there can be downsides to it if not used properly.

What’s that? You need some anecdotal evidence, you say? Just ask Karly Domb Sadof, an Associated Press photo editor who, apparently, recently applied for a position at BuzzFeed. Read more…

Find Good Deals on Camera Gear by Searching for Typos

If you’re looking to buy used camera gear on sites like eBay or Craigslist, a trick you can use to find a good deals is to search for listings that contain spelling mistakes that keep most people from finding them (e.g. “Canom” instead of “Canon”, or “Mikon” instead of “Nikon”). With less exposure — and therefore less competition — you may be able to win the auctions at far below the item’s value.

Obviously searching for various typos by hand isn’t very efficient, so there’s special typo search engines designed to do the hard work for you. A few that you might want to try out are: FatFingers, TypoHound, TypoBay, and TypoBuddy.

(via Phototuts)


Image credit: keyboard shenanigans by cc511

Best Buy Bundles Canon 7D with SD Card

Over the weekend, Best Buy sent out weekly advertising that included a Canon 7D bundle. Funny thing is, they don’t seem to understand that the 7D only takes CompactFlash memory cards, and are selling the bundle with a SanDisk 8GB SD card. Also, it’s not just the advertisement — the online product info also shows the SD card in the images and in the text.

Perhaps next time they should put a photographer in charge of creating their special offer packages.

Do you think they’re actually giving people SD cards with this camera, or is it simply a huge typo/”photoshopo”?


Update: @Coral_BestBuy just responded via Twitter:

@petapixel thanks for the heads up – we’re looking into this right now

Looks like it was a “photoshopo”.


Update: They’ve fixed the website a couple hours after we posted this. That was pretty fast.