Bar-graphs are simple ways to show an analysis of the good v the bad, the positive v the negative. We all learnt about them in Junior school maths class, but they’ve been used to great effect recently when it comes to the web.
On Monday I caught a few minutes of ITV show This Morning and noticed that they were using a views graph on the bottom of the screen to gauge audience reaction.
What was most fascinating was watching it go up and down as different comments were made (presumably as live as they could get it). They should definitely display the viewers opinions more often.
This Morning has a blossoming social presence on The Hub, (though I think looking at some of their Facebook messages, this channel hasn’t necessarily been set up/monitored properly).
Building a TV show around opinion
Recently the BBC build a whole show around current public opinion. Free Speech have bar graph The Power Bar (see photo below) which let viewers know everyone else’s opinions on debates. This analysis was based on Twitter and Facebook feedback. Continue reading