E N Brown
said 4 months ago:
This is funny as I ran across an article on this very thing this weekend — A Web Without Words
The article, which by it’s very nature, proves the title is in error, has a lot more words than images. It’s the pot calling the kettle black. I guess that’s why they made the text so small (almost unreadable) as they considered what they were saying to be not noteworthy. ???
Yes, visuals are wonderful and from the very first info-graphic we’ve been enthralled with putting images (and words) together to make a great big article in visual form. As for the stats reported in the article – one of those does not refer specifically to images. I’d also be willing to bet that at least 3/4 of the images (or more) uploaded to FB are family photos and not images to inform. I digress.
Visuals are great and we all use them as much as possible. However, I don’t think they can possibly replace language completely.
I already use images, albeit images do not replace language (in my book, as stated). I know nothing about video (really, NOTHING) so this year, instead of thinking about it for a whole new year (I talked and thought about it all LAST year, and the same the year before that, yikes!) So, my goal is to learn what I can about making and editing video for the web.
Visual is wonderful and I will continue to use visual images whenever I can to enhance articles and messages where appropriate. The mentioned platforms (FB, Pinterest, Instagram) make sharing photos easy so that is what most folks are doing and did from the start. However, FB was not a platform for biz from it’s roots.
I did not mean to tear down someones article with this, but I don’t agree with all that was stated, though some very good points were made – if you can see them well enough to read them.
@rich-brooks – good choice for AOTW. I was corn-fused sometimes when you did it the other way – backdating. It made me think I was missing something, somehow!