Infographics of the Week #21

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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!

1. Life After College Roadmap

One area of concern for students who near the end of their college careers is “What am I going to do?” With a tough post graduation job market and pressure looming over their heads, the difficulty of finding exactly what they want to do becomes increasingly difficult. Mint designed this infographic for students facing those sorts of troubles. Love the infographic and not to mention that their simple and easy steps are sometimes exactly what students to help them get on the right track.

2. The Business of the Black Market

As job markets in the U.S. become difficult, it seems as if everyone is suffering – except the black market. This infographic designed by Business Degree shows us the business behind the black market and just how profitable such the market has become. With over half of the world’s population employed in the black market, the concerns are prevalent to today’s job markets. Take a look at some more alarming facts.

3. The Psychology of Color

There’s not much to say about this infographic by Painters of Louisville except that the colors and artwork on this graphic are visually stimulating as I write this post. The concept is simple, but a difficult execution. At times, the popularity of an infographic truly lies on the colors used in an infographic. If it doesn’t match the topic, it could throw readers completely off. Take a look at the psychology of color – and think about it!

4. A World Without Wikipedia

What would the world be without Wikipedia? With Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) protests and petitions signed all around the world, Wikipedia shut down on January 18th, 2012, for 24 hours in protest to SOPA. Online University provides us with a glimpse of what Internet life would look like if SOPA passed. More today than ever, our lives revolve around the Internet. Where would we be without the Internet? How could we possibly keep in touch with as many people as we do on Facebook or Twitter? It’s difficult to imagine where we would be without the resources that live on the Internet. STOP SOPA.

5. The New Generation of Tech Millionaires

The Internet made this possible, so in reference to my previous comment – STOP SOPA. H&R Block has provided an infographic that highlights the tech millionaires – all under the age of 30. Whoa. Under 30? A decade or two ago, to hear about millionaires under the age of 30 would be shocking. Today, it seems a dime a dozen. Though a good number of them went to college, half of them didn’t. I’m not advocating that you should drop out of college, but if doesn’t interest you, then do something that does. As the late Steve Jobs once said – you have to love what you do in order to become successful.

A double major in Economics and Management from the University of Washington, this Seattle native regularly contributes his work to several other publications. He has moved into social media and creative design in hopes to help lead and innovate the future of information with others. Follow him on twitter: @ohtinytony