Infographic: The Epidemic Of Bad Infographics

There are many valuable informational graphics on the Internet but there’s many, many more sprawled out over the web whose value ranges from meh to pure garbage. We’ve decided to address this issue in an infographic. Yes, an infographic about infographics.

Before we go further: We’re guilty of creating some bad ones and posting some crummy graphics made by others. Now what’s so terrible about these pretty pictures illustrating information? They depict things that people (even really dumb people) can very easily understand; some cite data without providing any source; and others are so muddled with random abstractions that they’re more confusing than insightful. But there’s no shortage of them because pseudo-intellectual mashups nonsense are 30 to 40 times more likely to be viewed and shared compared to text. The only thing you can do to stop this epidemic is quit clicking on stupid infographics. We’re talking about the really, truly moronic ones. Now join us in this campaign by checking out our infographic that’s supported by opinions and facts we made up.

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