Tourists May Be Banned From This Popular Beach Because They Ruined It

the original beautiful scenery. Max Shen / Getty Images

I am analyzing this story from BuzzFeed about the deleterious impact on the environment of  Boracay Island imposed by tourists.

This report explains the negative situation of some famous tourist destinations in terms of the damage caused by the visitor’s activities. Therefore, the local government and several environment-protection organizations issue several policies such as temporary shutdown or limiting the tourist arrivals to preserve the environment. As far as I am concerned, there are several points to improve.

Firstly, in terms of multimedia, this report takes advantage of words, pictures, and videos. But in reality, Internet users prefer to browse blocks of information rather than the whole report. Furthermore, the theme of this report is not attractive to the majority of the reader. Only shocking news or interesting headline can capture the users’ attention.

Secondly. as for interactivity, this report provides social media platform. mail, comment zone with the reader. It is very obvious that the result is fruitless. As a universal topic, engagement levels is of great significance to cope with the issues. My proposal is to online activity like appealing people to upload the pictures or videos of their tourist activity or coming up with their ideas.

Thirdly., with regards to interface design, the author should put emphasis on demonstrating the detrimental influence of tourism instead of displaying the beautiful scenery.

Yan Wang
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1 Comment

  1. You’ve made some interesting assertions about what could be improved here, but I’m not clear that you have done your readings carefully for this assignment. I’d like to talk with you about this work. Could we organise a consultation for some time this week?
    A few further thoughts for your full analysis:
    – I have published your post, so that I could mark it. You had left it in draft form. Remember that when you finish writing you preview the changes, and then when you are satisfied you click the blue publish button.
    – you don’t need the words “online news analysis” in the headline. You’ve already categorised the story as Assignment 1. I’ve removed them so that your article keywords are more prominent.
    – you could do with a feature image on your post, which will also appear as the thumbnail image on the Assignment 1 listing. At the moment you don’t have a feature image set, so you could explore doing that using the image from the Buzzfeed post [see the feature image field at the right hand side of the new post window].
    – if you insert a feature image don’t forget to caption it, with a description of the contents, and to credit the photographer and copyright owner [Max Shen: getty Images]
    – I am worried you don’t know how to embed a link in keywords, so I have edited your post to show you how to embed the article link in a sentence. I’d like you to add another link somewhere in your post to show me you can do this effectively.
    – don’t forget to use keyword tags as part of your post (see the tags field to the right of the new post field on the blog)

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