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!
Here are some great infographics from this week. What’s your favorite of the 5?
1. The Rise of the Social Food Truck
For those that enjoy the night life, most would agree that food trucks are one of the best options to top off a good night of hanging out with friends and enjoying an ice cold beer, or five. Regardless of the night life, food trucks have continued popping up everywhere, serving delicious food that anyone can enjoy at any time of the day.
With the evident rise of social media, many of these food truck entrepreneurs have taken notice, utilizing social media as a way to target new customers and market their businesses. Mashable put together this infographic, illustrating a bit of history and the rise of social media as a key marketing tool. Okay, I’m done. This is making me hungry.
2. Everybody’s Got a Body
If you’ve ever read just a hint of information about the body, you would know that the functionalities and importance of each body part in relation to each other are pretty neat. Learning about our body is key to knowing how to take care of it. This infographic illustrates 11 weird facts about the body in a presentably child-like format with the cute color crayon markings on the graphic. I almost envisioned it in a coloring book where children could learn weird and cool facts about the body, while coloring in the shapes. Check out this infographic by the Online Nursing School team.
3. The Complete Guide to Workout Nutrition
Being healthy is something that most of us typically find important. Coincidentally, the infographic above takes me to my next favorite. The team over at Greatist designed an awesome infographic laying out a complete guide on nutrition. Personally, I’m all about the whole health movement. Aside from abdominals (instead of getting up out of bed, I literally roll out of bed because I can NOT get straight up), I love waking up and experiencing the feeling of muscle soreness. So whether you’re a gym rat or couch potato who wants to start exercising and getting in shape, take a look at this infographic to guide you to getting the right fuels in your body.
4. How Educated are Republican Candidates?
Though elections are a way’s away, the recent media buzz brought a bit of attention to the topic, especially Republican candidates. I can recall several occasions where media has made a complete fool out of Republican candidates, like Sarah Palin. They’ve also poked some fun at the educational backgrounds of some Republican candidates. OnlineSchools.org created an infographic that highlights just how educated the candidates are, while showing the degrees they’ve earned and what their chances of success might be according to the history of presidency.
5. When Tech Rules the World
After reading this infographic by New York City Pudding, I took a few minutes to really think about it. What in the world would I do without technology? I think I would go ballistic. 10 years ago, I didn’t have of the things I do now, nor did I have a desirable need for them. Now, I’ll go crazy if I don’t have my phone with me. This graphic illustrates some stats that will make you want to slap your mama in the face for giving birth to you in such a time as now. Imagine this: The intelligence and cognitive ability of the human brain, in form of a computer. As the graphic reads, “capable of making solid decisions about many everyday tasks. That is scary. Take a look and also, please don’t slap your mom.