The old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” is even truer today with the rise of social media. When we use sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest the images are what grabs our attention. Instead of telling me about your trip on Facebook, show me the pictures so that I can see for myself. When tweeting don’t tell me you meet a celebrity, post the picture. On Pinterest it is easier to make a recipe when you see the image of what it is supposed to look like. Images are important to social media sites and to any website to keep the viewers interested.
Infographic Design: B+
This infographic discusses the importance of images by putting together many different images into a well-constructed infographic. The top header showing the different forms of cameras and how those have changed so much over the years demonstrates the change in how instant images are available. Instead of doing screenshots of the different social media sites the images that were used to portray these sites were very accurate. The themes matched that of their social media counterparts. I do have to say that at times it felt like there was too much going on and I was not sure where to read next. And really for an infographic about images and their importance, some of the images were not very exciting. I did enjoy that one of the percentages was show as the lens of the camera that was colored in. Overall though a nice looking infographic that really conveyed the message of how important images are to social media and websites.
Infographic Information: A
The information in this infographic is interesting because it really discusses the importance of a good image on your site. Pinterest has done so well because a large majority of its site is made up of high quality pictures. The infographic pointed out that Facebook has realized the importance of images and has purchased Instagram. Instagram is an app that allows users to take pictures and format them any way they would like before sharing with their friends. The discussion of how images affect articles was great because as someone who writes blogs I know that it is extremely important to have an image if you want your post to get read. The image grabs the attention of the reader and leads them to the article. I was not surprised to see the statistic that 67% of consumers said that a product image is important in selecting a product. We all know that as consumers we want to see something before we buy it so having an image available online is just expected now. The information was interesting and very informative about the importance of images on sites especially social media sites.
Infographic by MDG Advertising