Why Everyone Makes Dumb Faces in YouTube Thumbnails

Have you noticed how…weird YouTube thumbnails have gotten? They nearly always feature a human face looking at something, and that face is usually contorted into the most extreme emotion possible.

Sometimes faces are even photoshopped, just to make the reaction even more extreme. It’s kind of disturbing when you think about it.

Why did this happen? Here’s Joe Veix, writing for Open Space, a blog at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art:

Taken cumulatively, there’s…

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