news about people’s online behaviour today. Wired News reports that people focus much more on text than graphics at online news sites.
It raises a lot of questions – but the preliminary one is “which online news sites really use lots of graphics?” I can only think of the single little photo (usually about 200×200 or so) that most sites put up. And an image like that doesn’t provide the detail that a well-printed newspaper photo has.
It also brings to mind McLuhan – is the web a hot or cool medium? TV was cool and movies were hot – it’s all about resolution and the infinitely higher resolution of film as opposed to NTSC-standard pixels. The imagination is even higher res, so radio was/is hot, not cool like TV. I tend to think the web has elements of both, and that’s what this study might point to.