Monday, November 23, 2009
The first thirty-nine [Part 1]
Online news stories, catering to our browsing and skimming tendencies, will often be confined to a small number of words at first. Then you can explore more. Dig deeper. A friend of mine recently called out this online news story. These are the first thirty-nine words you see of that posting:
"Barbara Ann Radnofsky, a Houston lawyer and Democratic candidate for attorney general, says that a 22-word clause in a 2005 constitutional amendment designed to ban gay marriages erroneously endangers the very legal status of all marriages in the state."—HUFFINGTON POST
So while the first thirty-nine aren't the whole story, they sure can lay the foundation for things to come.
©2009 Wendy Hudgins