The man forced to marry a goat in Sudan. That bloke with a pea-plant growing in his lungs. The guy who threw a mouse onto a fire which then ran back into his house and burnt it down. We’ve all seen them. The zombie articles that rise from the dead again and again to top the most read lists of big news sites like the BBC. How does it happen, and what should we do about it?
In the last few days Bryony Gordon wrote a piece for the Telegraph aboutÇ_¶ÿthe experience of her parents getting divorced when she was 20. It was a touching piece, full of understanding about her own reaction at the time, and the realisation that all of our parents are flawed human beings. But many user comments descend into anarchic, negative and spiteful discourse. What's going on?
How is the traditional layout of newspapers influenced to the technology of the time? And in an age of smartphones and tablets, how should it change? Information architect Martin Belam explains...
Are Amazon's ebook publishing charges all they seem? Information architecture expert Martin Belam argues that some have misunderstood the way Amazon charges people to upload and sell their own content. Do publishers get a fair deal?
The cost of disrupting an established business has dropped considerably. But how do you defend yourself against endless disruption? Information architecture could be the answer, argues Martin Belam.