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From: L Snider
Date: Jan 25, 2016 9:06AM


Hi All,

I have been researching social media and how to deal with images on it.
Right now, I am looking at Facebook.

For example, I am creating a Facebook post and it starts with 'Famous
Person Giving Talk'. It then has text giving all the details about the
person and their talk that is coming up in a week. It then ends with a
description of the image that is used of that person. That image shows
famous person sitting at a desk signing books.

My question is this...Are images used on social media similar to images
used in websites and documents in terms of how we describe them? I have
searched and searched and found nothing, except 'make sure to give your
images a description'...

So in my example above, would your photo description say this 'Famous
Person sitting at desk signing books'? Or would it say something else?
Should the length be similar to an alt?

If you have any resources that talk specifically about HOW to describe on
social media, and not that one needs to describe, please feel free to share.

Appreciate your feedback.

Cheers

Lisa