Infographics of the Week #22

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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. Where is Your Brand in the Social Media Lifecycle?

Inspired by the White Paper, Ubervu put together this infographic that highlights a complete package of how to track your social media success. As social media continues to evolve, many businesses are paying more attention to the usefulness of social media. Tracking your success through analytics will be the way to really find your ROI in social media. Take a look at the graphic for more.

2. The Great Digital Divide

As social media continues to advance itself, so is the Internet – or is it? It seems the Internet revolution is leaving many behind, and that’s scary. With the power of the Internet and all its resources, it’s a shame it’s not being used by everyone. As much as it’s accessible to everyone, it’s really accessible to those who have the Internet. Online IT Degree shows us the reasons and issues that rise from this divide.

3. HTML5 vs. Flash Games

Speaking of the IT industry, HTML5 has revolutionized design and technology. Plus, who doesn’t love Angry Birds? One More Level gives us the comparison between HTML5 vs. Flash Games. This infographic really stood out to me; aesthetics, design and the easy flow of the graphic really laid out the comparison well. Will Flash games ever get old? Can they keep up? Only time will tell. Until then, check out the infographic to really understand the truths behind your Angry Birds app.

4. Fatal Attraction

Speaking of aesthetics, this infographic is just too darn cute – but sends a different message. Cosmetology School lays out the chemicals in cosmetics and shows us that the products we’ve grown to love and use meticulously – just might have a draw back. One of the more shocking facts on the graphic lies toward the bottom: “80% of the products designed for newborns, contain flame-retardants that are considered toxic.” Wait, this for babies?! Take a look at the graphic for some more shocking statistics.

5. The Day the Internet Stood Still

It seems that Frugal Dad continues to amaze me with their design. As the story is surely to pop up again soon, SOPA became the Internet’s and the U.S’ largest protest in history. Could it be that the issue of a digital divide become worthless if resources like Wikipedia cease to exit? The thought is scary. So STOP SOPA.

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