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Oh well, think whatever you wish about it. It's just a shame that some people do prefer reading whatever everyone is repeating throughout the web instead of original content, which takes much more effort to put together.
Well, I can guarantee that it was not. Also, SEO is about strategically placing keywords in texts to rank better in them. Given our core business, ranking for "Digital Product Designer" would give us very little advantage. It's the actual position name for which he has applied and starting with it was his personal choice.
There's no big SEO value in linking to our own domain and the author of the post has 0 experience in digital marketing. No editing was made in that direction either.
Given the nature of most posts - opinion texts - we like to create discussions from it and participate in them as well. It's not altruistic, it's just what we like to do.
Now excuse me if this seems out of place, but I did wish that a design community was as much about sharing opinions as it is personal portfolios, new tools or interesting news. There's value in all those entries, as I see it.
I just don't see the point in making the discussion about why anyone is sharing anything if in the end it's worthy.
We publish design articles with some frequency and I often upload them here. From designers to other designers, in other to promote discussion.
I strongly believe that the articles we share have real value and mirror individual opinions.
If we wanted to do it for SEO, we would be spamming "5 reasons why... wtv" and similar stuff. It's a shame that the effort that some authors put in those articles gets disregarded just because of the blog's domain.
They're just providing a free channel for everyone to say whatever they want. I agree 100% that it can be dangerous and removing likes isn't doing anything to stop it... I found this decision really odd, to say the least.
I don't think that it looks bad, but I'm not so sure about that yellow homepage. I wasn't aware of the brand refresh until I opened it and it just seemed very strange.
You'd be surprised by the amount of trash - not only plastic - that you can find on beaches nowadays. Even if most cases are not as extreme as the ones that you'll find by doing a simple search for beaches + trash, one would take entire days to clean the average amount of plastic spread around beaches. Again, if people cleaned after themselves, this app would be plain useless and that would actually be a good thing.
Obviously, the main problem is pollution and the lack of respect for the environment, but there's no app that'll change the crappy attitudes some of us have.
The idea is to report great amounts of plastic, as the one that is used as an example in the app interface pics. If it's just a small piece of trash, it's better to take action for ourselves, obviously.
I once knew something very similar to an offline-only magazine. It was called "magazine".
Jokes aside, I think that the magazine is very interesting, I just don't feel that the "offline-only" does much for it (apart from being a marketing effort). If I wanted an escape from the online world, I wouldn't search for a magazine online.
The difference really is about the authority that a lawyer or radiologist has before their "clients" and designers don't. Generally speaking, designer's clients usually feel that their opinions about design are worth the same, even if there's no real argument supporting them.
However, this is a common issue in most of the social sciences. It doesn't happen so often in other fields.
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