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Mary Corrects Grammar, Gets $200 Donated to EFF

Last year I was doing my usual creepy thing: reading blogs and emailing random site owners whenever I see a typo/factual/any error in their website. It’s such a weird habit with no chance of return (no one ever replies or corrects the errors) that I don’t remember any of the people I pestered. Except for Jens Meiert.

The reason I remember him?

He sent an email this week apologizing for the much delayed reply. And by the way, he donated $200 to EFF as a way of rewarding my effort.

My effort. Me.

My weird, interfering, busybody correcting habit got $200 donated to the group that protects our rights on the internet. (Note: It says digital world but that means internet, right?)

For all I know $200 isn’t even enough to pay for their staff lunch. But I don’t care. At least someone replied. It’s enough proof that part of the web is run by real people. Not just world-domination obsessed world-domination-obsessed cats. (thanks for the correction kuya jerome)

And I get to be in someone else’s Hall of Fame! How cool is that?


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There are 4 reactions to this story, leave yours below?

  1. Jerome on June 30, 2012

    Di ba dapat may hyphen between domination and obsessed? Or not? 😛

    • mary on June 30, 2012

      Heehee tama ka. Muntanga lang. 😀 Sorry wala akong extra $200 eh. 🙁 (It’s like raaaaaiiiiiin~ on your wedding day…)

  2. Jerome on July 4, 2012

    Haha. Naisip ko lang, on my blog, I write haphazardly, then read a post five more times over the next seven days and revise as needed.

    • mary on July 6, 2012

      Hahaha. Kasi merong nagging feeling that you made a typo error and someone somewhere is laughing at you right now? Over naman yung 1 week!

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