Saturday, July 24, 2010

Herald (briefly) experiments with pic of women kissing to boost website page views

"Lesbianism has always seemed to me an extremely inventive response to a shortage of men, but otherwise not worth the trouble." -Nora Ephron, Heartburn, 1983.

Today, a web editor at the Miami Herald posted a prominent link on the paper's home page to Saturday's story about a website that "caters only to lesbians, bisexual women."

The link was originally posted with a small stock shot of two women kissing. Later in the afternoon, the photo was missing. Did someone get cold feet? We'll never know.

And so it goes at Miami's Number One Information Source.

But if they're really serious about boosting page views, they might want to follow the advice of an anonymous web editor at Miami New Times who once told me, "we get the most hits with slide shows that show chicks kissing."


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