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Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words
In 1911, while discussing the topic of journalism and publicity, newspaper editor, Arthur Brisbane stated “Use a picture. It’s worth a thousand words.” At that time, there’s no doubt the internet was the furthest thing from his mind. However, this adage, which conveys the message that a complex idea can be conveyed with just a single still image is probably more evident today than ever before.
From memes to gorgeous landscapes, we have become infatuated with sharing images online not only with friends, but with anyone… anywhere. Microblogging sites, social networking sites, and news websites such as Instagram, Pinterest, Tumbler and reddit wouldn’t exist today if it were not for images.
In the below infographic, MDG Advertising does an excellent job of illustrating the popularity of images and its effect on the internet.