Let’s face it, Belfast Telegraph is an awful publication these days, and their social media output especially reflects that.
They have three types of stories.
The first, is themmuns and thoseuns, designed to get angry people on the internet angry, so that they can use words like #seo and #interaction to advertisers, when it’s really just the same two people arguing about the same thing they argued about yesterday and the day before and the day before.
It is a change in editorial direction I totally blame on themmuns.
The second, is “inspiration porn”, which is not really inspirational, just people not being a dick, or just getting on with it.
The third, is their obsession with “Viral videos”, which is usually some culchie doing something stupid on a night out or somebody singing in a Chippie.
But there is one area in which the Belfast Telegraph has excelled, that being it’s use of stock photos, used to accompany stories.
So, in honour of this excellence, here’s a countdown of the Top 50 Stock Photos used by Belfast Telegraph in 2015.
41. PIG FARMS
43. PEANUT BUTTER
44. GAY WEDDING HOLIDAYS
45. GREEK BAILOUT