A phrase said by every single college student across pretty much every academic variety and something felt by most people when presented with the dense texts. However, in the world of magazine articles, a product built around keeping a reader’s attention, the balance between research paper-esque factual information and attractive sentence structure is an on going battle. If too much factual information is included in an unstylized manor, the article will come out as dry as the research papers its drawing from. If the magazine article draws too little of actual fact or even if it appears to just be made of opinions, the article will no longer be a credible source to learn something from. Right off the bat, engaging pictures and supporting infographics allow for a reader to be lulled into continued readership, but ultimately the language presented holds a large role in reader retention.
While it’s easy to believe that the articles we read on the hundred of thousands of news sites across the internet just appear or are even just printed out by robots, this isn’t the case (so far at least for the robots). Instead, the efforts that go into creating the standard internet feature article are, in fact, rather substantial when taken on without guidance. Luckily, there are plenty of articles on the internet to look over on your journey to find your feet. One such piece comes in the form of a National Geographic article titled “What Science Tells Us About Good and Evil” by Yudhijit Bhattacharjee.
If you’ve ever been bored on the internet, you know how the feeling of finding a new site to play with. One I recently stumbled upon is what appears to be a Japanese site known as Buddience which holds dear the idea of a general retro-modern computer feel and has some interesting features.