Saturday, June 15, 2013

Internet "slide show" articles are super annoying

Here's a little tip for all the other internet writers out there: Don't turn your work into a slide show, ever.  Do you have any idea how many potentially great articles I won't read just for that reason?  It doesn't matter how amazing the title is, as soon as I see those big arrows and the "1 of 17," I'm out.  I don't care if I'm missing the seventeen coolest things in the history of the internet, it's just not worth it.  You have to wait for each new page to load.  More often than not you have to scroll up or down every time in order to click on to the next one.  And if the subject is some sort of rankings it gets incredibly frustrating when you just want to see what #1 is.  I'm a little nervous that these things seem to be becoming more and more common.  Other people must find them extremely irritating too, right?  I much prefer one long list; like the format of this article "50 Things Only '80s Kids Can Understand."


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