Not every article needs a picture | The Outline


22 bookmarks. First posted by benjaminparry november 2017.


If a picture is worth a thousand words, it’s hard for me to imagine there’ll be much value in the text of an article illustrated by a generic stock image.

If the social media site can’t find any image at all, only the headline will be displayed. Websites fear that this makes them look unprofessional—or worse, boring—and drives away potential clicks. Even the fucking Economist now has a photo on every article on its website.

Putting a generic photo of a cell phone on top of an article about cell phones is insulting. To be clear: I am not an iconoclast. Including images in a story can be a nice addition; the problem is that this has now become a mandatory practice. Not every article should require a picture.
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november 2017 by robertocarroll
Not every article needs a picture | The Outline
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november 2017 by worldwidecruiseline
Not every article needs a picture
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november 2017 by karsh
Websites fear that this makes them look unprofessional—or worse, boring—and drives away potential clicks. Even the fucking Economist now has a photo on every article on its website.
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november 2017 by Gwendoux
Pictures and text often pair nicely together. You have an article about a thing, and the picture illustrates that thing, which in many cases helps you…
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november 2017 by pelles
Then Facebook and Twitter disrupted, in the traditional “made things worse” sense, the biz. Now when a user shares an article on their sites, a thumbnail image provides a preview of the article. If an article doesn’t have an image, social media will still pull in whatever it can—usually this is just a blown-up version of the website’s logo, though sometimes it’s another unrelated image from the same page, e.g. a thumbnail from another article. If the social media site can’t find any image at all, only the headline will be displayed. Websites fear that this makes them look unprofessional—or worse, boring—and drives away potential clicks. Even the fucking Economist now has a photo on every article on its website.
socialnetwork  media  images  news 
november 2017 by basemaly
Not Every Article Needs a Picture – Feedbin Starred Entries for toph.allen@gmail.com
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november 2017 by toph
RT : Adults do not need pictures to help them read
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november 2017 by grzbielok
I don't understand what The Outline is trying to be.
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november 2017 by Palafo
Reflexively including images in web design increases effort for editors, and noise for readers
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november 2017 by jamesbarnes
Adults do not need pictures to help them read
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november 2017 by benjaminparry