'The Growth of the Visual Web' Shows the Popularity of Photos Online

ON's 'The Growth of the Visual Web' graphic shows how the apps and the Internet are shifting from being largely text-based to graphic-based. This is evident in some of the most popular photo-based services like Flickr and Instagram, as well as the popularity of gifs and memes that go viral.

Some of the reasons this infographic suggests that the visual web is so populr is because people are using mobile devices to view the web and that essentially, "a picture is worth 1,000 words" because it takes less time to understand.

ON understands the importance strong visuals will have on the future of the web, since its entire service is based around helping people to connect through photo sharing. As its infographic quite clearly spells out, the visual web is here to stay.