According to a rscheearch taem at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it
deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny
iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit
pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it
wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed
ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Such a cdonition
is arppoiately cllaed Typoglycemia.
Amzanig huh? Yaeh and yuo awlyas thought slpeling was ipmorantt. (Hrad to blveiee taht yuo cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht yuo wehr rdanieg).
I get lots of emails. And, if you are like most people who
receive emails each day, you get several emails from friends who
send along some favorite joke or picture. The above was sent to me
by one of my friends.
I had several thoughts as I read the above paragraph and I am wondering if you did as well?
First, I was darned well impressed with myself that I could decipher this puzzle. Most of the time, I do lousy at puzzles. For some reason, I got this one. Which helped establish the underlying fact about this research.
Second, it made me wonder if this will mean that people will ignore spelling as a basic skill. After all, if the mind cannot really distinguish correct spelling from bad spelling, what difference does it make.
Lastly, and maybe this came to you sooner than it did me, but I began to think that this was a fake study. Could this be a fake?
The answer is YES. There is no such study. And there is no such word as "typoglycemia," either according to Mr. Webster.
I am using this as an example so you can realize that not
everything you read online is factual or correct. The internet is a
beautiful thing as long as you realize that a lot of what is "out
there" is simply,â€¦well, out there.
For example, online job boards are now just being exposed for serious deficiencies. But, they do such a great job of advertising that we all think that their services are legitimate and serve the jobseekers. (Just like we all believed this study by Cambridge University!)
One of the biggest concerns, based on reality, is privacy and security. Resumes are being sent literally around the world and many of them eventually end up in the hands of people who prey upon jobseekers and sometimes even try to steal identities, bank account information and so forth.
Don't believe me? Read what a friend of mine, Nick Corcodilos,
"AskTheHeadhunter," told me recently about this issue:
"The real problem with job boards is that they're not really
in the business of filling jobs. Today, they are in the business of creating huge data bases of personal information which is traded, rented, sold, and sold again. The worst of it is that many of the main data bases are operated overseas in theold Iron Curtain countries, where there is zero control. I wouldn't post my resume online for all the tea in China. More people are getting savvy to that."
I think the point is, be careful out there. And, be especially careful of online services that offer you "the world." You might be getting less than you bargained for.
Finally, Jdboig has qaultiy jbos taht are curnert. Psas it