Visually recently published an infographic that illustrated a joke from the 1940s. The story in the joke was roughly the same as the story has always been, the main thing that changed is the illustrations helping to show the concepts in the story. But the graphic passed 76,000 views on Visual.ly (and almost 600,000 views across other sites) in less than 4 days, and shows no signs of slowing down. In the meantime, the same text version of the joke has a limited number of shares on social networks.
Why has the visual version been so successful?
1. It’s a great story to begin with
First, let’s be honest; the joke itself is golden. It has survived through huge changes in popular culture over many decades. It is entertaining... keep reading