As you may know by now, Inspired Magazine is a sucker for data visualization. That’s why we invited Tony Shin – a social media ninja and creative design samurai – to curate the weekly dose of infographics. If you like them as much as we do check out some of the older editions and follow Tony on Twitter and Facebook as well!
I enjoyed seeing a lot of great infographics this week, a majority of which focused on one theme: Social. Coincidence or not, as I sat there looking at each graphic, a few thoughts continuously popped in my head. “Has social media taken over my life? This can’t be right. Wait, why do I care so much? Without Facebook, Google+ and Twitter, how bored would I be?”
It’s refreshing to see another perspective of the virtual lives we’ve created for ourselves. Personally, I’m a lost cause. I’m in way too deep. So save yourself while you still can! Okay, just kidding. Just take the few minutes out of your day to really think about where we’ve come so far. Yes, it is exciting. Yes, it has made communication much easier. The question isn’t what has it done, but what will it do?
1. The State of the Internet
Every so often, when the update data is accessible, someone makes a state of the Internet infographic, highlighting some major points about the evolution of the Internet and what it has in store. After seeing this interactive piece by OnlineSchools.org, I realized they just upped the ante on any one who desires to create a ‘State of the Internet’ infographic. With that said, I’d imagine it’ll be some time before we see anything like this. Press play to be blown away.
Created by: OnlineSchools.org
2. Do You Need a Social Media Detox?
This one brought me the fresh perspective I was talking about earlier. I found this infographic on Visual.ly that Column Five Media put together, which illustrates the symptoms of one who needs that detox. I don’t want to believe it, but maybe I need one. I’m quite positive I have 8 of the 10 symptoms.
3. Where Twitter’s Town Hall Left Us Hangin
I have nothing against Obama. I’m sure he’s a great guy. Ask Zuck and Jobs, they had dinner with the guy! But seriously, you’re going to chew him out because he didn’t answer your tweet? I’m sure along with the 500 million tweets he probably gets a day, he checks each and every last one of them. Ha. Right. Imagine his phone constantly alerting him of new tweets. Umm, no.
Regardless, InboxQ designed this infographic, highlighting all the data and stats about President Obama’s tweets, which really shows the kind of effort and dedication out there to record all that. Oh, the eagle/twitter bird comparison was cute, too…