I’m not a big fan of Imgur. Take this Cory Doctorow tweet:
— Cory Doctorow (@doctorow) June 20, 2015
Vaccines Work, sounds interesting, click through and read but it ends abruptly. Strange. But wait, there’s a “Source” link. Follow that to Tales of a Vet – perhaps this is the creator’s site? No, it still ends abruptly. But wait, there’s a “Source” link. Follow that to, ah, good old Imgur. Still not the original source, but at least this imgur post has a source (not all bother). And at last, we arrive at a nicely sized complete version of the Vaccines Work strip.
Reddit is also terrible for this. The /r/interestingasfuck/ is /annoyingasfuck because most of the time people post links to an animated gif of what is obviously an interesting video. Such as this “Hermit crabs exchanging shells” post taken, presumably, from this “Crabs” video taken from the BBC. Why not post to the Vimeo video?
don’t tell anyone but 100% of what’s worth saving on reddit is hosted on imgur already
— Rusty Foster (@rustyk5) July 15, 2015
and (cool chart!)
— Richard Wiseman (@RichardWiseman) July 3, 2015