Posts In Category: Infographic

Twitter picks the oscar winners

Great infographic from the guys over at Waggeneredstrom picking the Oscar winners through sentiment on Twitter.


Infographic – How content goes viral

A nice infographic from Voltier Digital on how and why a piece of content goes viral . To view the full infographic please click here


Social Round-Up

5 years of sharing

Last week AddThis shared with us a very interesting infographic about how we’ve been sharing content over the last 5 years. For example, did you know the highest volume of ‘tweets’ occur at 9.30 in the morning? No? Other interesting insights include Twitter seeing a growth in number of ‘shares’ to the tune of 35,000%. Not bad at all.

Where am I?

With over 10 million users, foursquare is a very popular location-based application. Last week foursquare has announced their 4.0 release for iOS, which includes a new feature called Radar. It takes the check-in experience one step further. Foursquare describes the new Radar feature on their blog: Now, if you follow a list, like the 101 Best Dishes of 2011, foursquare will let you know when you’re next to one. Or you save that yoga studio to your To-Do List (because you really want to try it); we can remind you when you’re close. Or, better yet, if you’re driving home and three of your friends are getting together nearby, we’ll tell you so you can meet up. The app doesn’t even have to be open, it just works. We call it foursquare Radar, because it finds things nearby that you normally wouldn’t know about.

Radar feels like we’ve arrived in the future. It reminds you of places you want to visit or things you want to do when you are close to a specific location. I find it quite useful and exciting at the same time. It’s brilliant that you don’t have to keep foursquare open, it will just pop up when you’ve put something in your to-do-list and you are near the place. When your friends are around you can meet up for a spontaneous cup of tea. I would be always up for that!

Social Shopping

Facebook and eBay have unveiled an e-commerce partnership. Adding Facebook features into e-commerce products has the potential to make online shopping a much more personalized experience, by displaying people’s thoughts about products on the virtual store shelves. The content on Facebook, which is shared by friends, and the communication about brands and products on social media platforms should be used to create a new consumer online shopping experience. The possibility to display friend’s thoughts on products should strengthen the personalisation and enhance e-commerce in social media. Third party developers are now being called in to work on new social shopping applications. The partnership between Facebook and eBay was expected to be stronger but we will see, what they have in store for us (excuse the pun).


Infographics – The Next Level

 

There is this feeling about infographics. On the one hand we love them, they’re creative, structured and colourful. They make us laugh or shake our heads, they are charming and more often than not we want to forward them to our friends and followers. On the other hand with poor graphic design and too much ‘info’ they can get a bit boring, and on many occasions when scrolling down, you would lose interest very quickly.

The interactive infographic brings much more fun to the table. One very good example is  The State of the Internet, where your attention is captivated by moving facts, diversifying graphics and flexible statistics, all of which in real time. For example, one of the facts it has updating live is ‘new websites’ published per second, among many others including ‘fun facts’ largely about social media.

 

It gives a brilliant overview of the Internet worldwide. By specifying countries and social media platforms the infographic not only gives details about the Internet it also motivates the user to act, encouraging interactivity. It’s also easier to keep it up to date. Every new click on the infographic reveals another statistical number since the Internet changes every second.

In a similar fashion, The New York Times have released their own interactive infographic called How Many Households Are Like Yours? . Individually the user can input information about their household to compare it with other households across the United States.

Interactive infographics certainly make for a more engaging experience with data.  It will be interesting to see how popular these become. Let us know what you think!