Saturday, April 7, 2012

Snippet: Female Republicans


[Also... what do you think of me using graphics in lieu of text?]

13 comments:

  1. Go ahead, hurt yourself, see if I care! Graphics, smaphics!

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  2. The graphics look good, but hurt quotability and make it more difficult to search later. Maybe you could so something similar to the last post where you include the text below the image?

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    1. That's why I included the text in the post last time, but I always find it irritating to read something twice.

      How do they hurt quotability? I got the idea from someone who suggested I make graphics, because people share graphics more often than plain text, even if the graphic is just text.

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    2. Another benefit of text, it's less work to fix typos. Speaking of which, I'm pretty sure it's "Stockholm Syndrome," not "Stockholm's."

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    3. OK, so maybe it's not that much work. I pinned the previous one, which also tweets it out the way I have pinterest set up, and I think you're definitely going to find they get shared more this way.

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    4. I have no clue what pinterest is... but thanks! I'll probably get lazy with making them a graphic anyway, and a lot of stuff is too long to lend itself to a graphic.

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    5. Are you on twitter, btw? These short, sharp quips seem like a natural fit for that format.

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    6. I keep waiting for twitter to turn into MySpace... but it just refuses to die...

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    7. See, I hate Facebook, and you hate Twitter. I guess we're even.

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    8. Oh, I hate facebook, I just use it.

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  3. The tumblr-ification of sharing at work :P I had the Quote This bookmarklet in mind when I was thinking of quotabl.es sharing, like this: http://quotabl.es/quotes/94121

    But your friend is probably right -- tumbr & pinterest are where the action is and you want graphics for those.

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  4. How do they hurt quotability?

    If your site is set up to prevent graphics "leeching" (which may or may not be the case) then people can't just give the graphic URL to embed the text, which is the most common first-attempt mechanism. They'll have to re-upload the image instead, which may be beyond some of the people who want to share your words.

    Also: if your blog post is syndicated via any system which doesn't include graphics or styles (some do, some don't), then this post will look unbelievably foolish.

    And, of course, people who are using screenreaders won't "read" the text at all, which is bad.

    In general, text should stay text unless you have a good reason to make it a graphic.

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