Yesterday we posted about how Spreadshirt made it possible to buy CNN headlines on t-shirts. Well, someone figured out that you can change the url for products and it will change the title/image on the CNN t-shirts. A Digg user created a shirt that said “ABC News Fucked Up the Pennsylvania Debate” and over 849 people dugg the story. From there everyone started creating their own funny CNN headlines. One Digg user commented “now that is a rather spectacular example of WTF coding. “let’s just send the article title through as an URL string, what’s the worst that could happen?” Some of the t-shirts created by users included:
“CNN welcomes our Digg overloads”
“MSNBC is where it’s at”
“Hillary is a liar”
“We don’t report real news”
“Obama zealots are cry babies”
The system has since been fixed so if you change the search string it will redirect you back to the list of shirts. In some circumstances having the text in the url would be fine but in this case it was a serious oversight. This is embarrassing for Spreadshirt but it sure did help spread the word about CNN’s new t-shirt feature. For more info check out Digg.