Sunday, January 18, 2009

What a muppet!

This is from wbdoyle.com:
"Aikido is one of the oldest and most widely-used martial arts forms in the world. It is being taught for centuries as a form of self-defense and protection. It is also a way for people to learn centeredness and balance in their lives."

What causes someone to make categorical statements about something he or she is completely ignorant about?

Here is an extended muppet list: "Aikido is one of the oldest and most widely-used martial arts forms in the world"

Update: the page has changed now to something less outlandish:
"Aikido is the modern Japanese martial art developed between the 1920 to 1960 by Morihei Ueshiba..."

The actual content is not original and is all over the net: "It is the pacifist nature of..."

4 comments:

Scott Zrubek said...

I've seen that all over the place. If I do a search for aikido on a blog search engin, 70% of the returned sites will be something alongs those lines.

It's search engine optimization gone wrong, I think.

olifant said...

More likely a need to publish "helpful" content gone crazy.

William B. Doyle said...

It's one of 10,000+ articles, authors unknown, written to provide "fresh content" for websites, blogs, etc. That's why you're seeing it all over the 'net.

Uh, what's a "muppet"?

olifant said...

If its already out there why would you put it on your web site?
If you do put it on your website why don't you explain exactly what it is, something like "here is some random stuff I found on the net, i have no idea if it is correct or not, enjoy". This way there is less of an opportunity for misunderstanding.

 
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