Monday, March 15, 2010

New media uselessness

I'm not a new media expert but even I know that…

  • Calling an ad a 'welcome screen' is a pointless trickery. I understand you need to pay for content somehow, no need to sugarcoat it
  • Sometimes, more media is bad: if there is an article that lists the top 10 cities to live, 14 most troubled real estate markets, 10 top moments in British TV history, etc, well, I take that as information. I can just read it, I don't need photos to go with it, or if there are photos, they should be optional. Making me scroll through 10 or 14 screens, each heavy on images but low on info, that will result in me simply leaving an otherwise potentially interesting article

So maybe the death of print is largely exaggerated.