There’s a growing backlash against that form of content known as the infographic. Useless eye-candy or handy reference? Om Malik, in a post, asks: Can someone please stop the infographic madness?
They used to call it a charticle, Malik remembers. Information-packed, colorful and a welcome relief from column inches of ink on dead tree material, old school journalists and designers loved these things. But there is such a thing as overkill. Have we hit it? I don’t think so. Here’s an infographic — on the infographic.