About comparison, ranking and listing
Comparison, ranking and list sites are the new trend of the internet. In our times that speed is everything, people prefer to obtain information from short texts instead of big, long books. Therefore comparison, ranking and list sites are very popular among social media users. In these websites people can get information about any interesting subject with impressive photos and short but effective texts.
History and future of listing
Listing is not a new thing actually. Do you remember the top 10 lists in the music pages of newspapers or shopping lists your mother write on small post-its? Menus of the restaurants and commercial catalogues are lists. Train and plane schedules are too. Lists are everywhere in our life and culture. Lists ease managing our lives and stop the chaos! They help you to remember, to compare and to learn. Now it’s part of social media and there are millions of interesting lists on the internet, they’re cool again!
Top 10 lists, photo galleries, microblogging, infographics and infographic maps are the future of social media. In the past, newspapers, magazines, books and encyclopedias were our information sources. Now we find, analyze, compare and classify everything by googling, with just a few clicks.
What is comparison?
Comparison and ranking are important tools for obtaining information about objects and people. Comparison is defining things which has connection with each other, according to their common sides and differences. While comparing things, differences are not the only tool, commonalities are useful for comparison.
While comparing objects and concepts, contrasts and adjectives like brave – coward, lazy – hardworking, optimist – pesimist are used frequently. By using comparative and superlative adjectives, we can objectify and classifythe object or concept better.
Comparisons prove the truth of thought or notion, therefore comparisons are used frequently in written or spoken expressions. Words that state grading, like “more, most, better, similar, bigger, smaller, worse” are used while comparing things.