There are a few reasons, but it comes down to making life simpler. One aspect I forgot to mention was the free WordPress.com service gives me 3GB of storage. In effect that means an unlimited number of posts and an unlimited number of images.
When I used a paid hosting service and WordPress.Org I twice had to upgrade my account with extra storage to cope with the number of posts – there are nearly 1000 – and images. And when the space began to run out, the site would slow down.
The Economist compares the price of visiting public viewing platforms with the height of some of the world’s highest buildings. It concludes London’s The Shard is the least value for money charging £29.95 (NZ$57) for an adult to see the view from 244m. That’s almost US$0.19 per metre.
At 328m the building is considerably higher than The Shard and it costs just NZ$28 to peer out over the Hauraki Gulf. That works out at around 7 US cents per metre. A price putting it in the middle of the range of buildings surveyed for the Economist story.
Useful research by Aimee Whitcroft who goes beyond the call of duty testing various ways of turning Linkedin data into infographics.
Her Your LinkedIn profile, visualised concludes the artwork generated by services automating the process are little more than good-looking gimmicks and certainly not good enough to send someone when you’re looking for a new job.
She goes onto the say the idea is lovely and there are some great elements, but the services need to improve.