September 8th, 2011 8:08 pm by Vincent Flanders
Vincent Flanders’ comments: Since Sunday is the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I want to present three different 9/11-themed web mistakes. One is accidental; one is interpretational; and the last one is an example of horrific bad taste.
1. The Accidental Mistake.
One of TheStreet.com’s many different home pages from 9-11 needed a sharper editorial eye.
2. The Interpretational Mistake.
Massport left up graphics showing an airplane in the crosshairs of who knows what. Since Massport runs Logan Airport, where two of the three passenger jets were hijacked, they should have removed the graphics immediately.
3. The Horrific Bad Taste Mistake
Some days after 9/11 a company said, “You know, I think we can use 9/11 to sell online wills.”
Here is a video of the world’s worst banner ad and it still leaves me gasping for air.