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Getty load of this: Google to kill off 'View image' button in search


Re: Bad bargaining

"Oh, and as a note to journalists and blog writers, stop putting pointless stock photos at the top of your stories."

Yes, upvoted! I wonder how much dosh the BBC pisses away in order to slather useless stock images into every article. Presumably they have an agreement with Getty & AP to use a certain number of stock photos per week/day/article (speculation, not based on any research).

E.g. article on nutrition - must have pictures of food, in case readers don't know what it looks like.

Article on education - must have pic of children in classroom.

Article on age-related issue - include pic of some old people, in case we don't know what they look like.

Article on cyber-crime - must have stock pic of weird corridor lit with green light, 'cos that's what computers look like, innit!

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