I’ve recently spent a lot of time reviewing a bunch of infographics on the internet. As a result, I thought I should contribute to the new trend with my own infographic. It’s chock-full of good information, legitimate and factual sources, and amazing but revealing charts.
The NY Times just published this infographic tree that shows how complex the privacy settings on Facebook have become. I’ve got to imagine that Facebook wants the PR credit for giving their users a lot of control over these settings, but then in reality they know that they are so complicated that hardly anyone will take the time figure them out.
It’s astonishing how much of your personal information becomes public if you don’t take the time to figure all of this out.
Found on Fast Company
Great job by the RSA (The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) to visualize and illustrate this presentation given by Dan Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us.
This is definitely walking the fine line between illustration and infographics, but I thought it was worthy to share. I think the presentation is much more engaging with the visuals. I wish I knew who the designer was so I could give him credit.
More illustrated videos are available on the RSA Videos page.
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At the end of 2009, Forbes magazine asked a team from Frog Design to Envision the Future, but only a future a short time ahead of us in 2020. Augmented reality played a big part in what the team at Frog came up with, but I think infographics played an even bigger part.
At the end of last year, Forbes magazine asked frog to help them envision the future in 2020. The day-long event led to an extensive online feature: “Your Life in 2020,” a collection of illustrated concepts and videos that envision the future of ubiquitous computing. In that future, your computer is not only incorporated into every aspect of your life but is a part of you.
I love that they included the Whuffie, a personal score system developed by Cory Doctorow.
The term “whuffie,” by the way, is a word coined by author Cory Doctorow in his book Down And Out In the Magic Kingdom. It refers to the measurement of respect or karma a person gains or looses in their lives. In Doctorow’s future, humans have implants in their brains that visually project their whuffie, which has replaced money as currency.
BP has released this infographic, Relief Wells & Subsea Containment, showing how they plan to seal the oil well leak in the Gulf of Mexico, and the current progress at 8,788ft.
British Petroleum intends to drill two wells designed to intersect the original wellbore above the oil reservoir. This will allow heavy fluid to be pumped into the well which will stop the flow of oil from the reservoir. Cement will then be pumped down to permanently seal the well.
BP needs to cement 7 casings into place before the relief well can intersect with the main drill pipe which is pouring approximately 5,000 barrels of oil per day into the ocean. They have completed 3 casings, with 4 remaining. They have reached a drill depth of just below 10,000 feet, with another 8,000 feet remaining. At about 12,000 feet they will begin angling toward the center of the damaged oil pipe.
BP has estimated that the project will require 90 days to complete the first relief well.
Enrique Serrano (@eserranocom) designed this tall banner-style infographic, Apple, Flash and H.264, to help explain the conflict between Apple and Adobe Flash. There’s a lot of history between these two mega-companies, and even after Apple posted Steve Job’s Thoughts on Flash, it’s still not easy to understand what’s going on.
Since so much has been said about not having Flash support in the devices of Apple(mainly the Apple iPhone and the iPad) I put together as much facts as possible about Apple, Adobe, the iPhone and Flash, plus some on video codecs including Theora, H.264 and HTML 5 video.
I hope these infographics help you better understand the big picture with the current situation of these technologies and companies.
Mixing a timeline, bar charts, 100 circles, a couple pie charts and some illustrations, Enrique does a good job of covering most of the angles between Apple and Adobe.
From PCWorld.com, the Visual Field Guide to Fanboys is a humorous look at techie fanboys of all types.
What is a fanboy? Here’s one definition from the Urban Dictionary: “A passionate fan of various elements of geek culture (e.g. sci-fi, comics, Star Wars, video games, anime, hobbits, Magic the Gathering, etc.), but who lets his passion override social graces.”
For each one we give you 14 key attributes, such as what sort of clothing they wear, what they drink, what they drive, what turns them on, and what enrages them. We give you just enough to differentiate between species quickly and accurately.
Link found on Chemicalism
The State of the Internet is an infographic by Focus.com that shows mostly demographic information about who is on the Internet today. I really like the “100 Circles” style to show percentages; it’s a far cry better than pie charts or bar charts. The data is gathered from multiple sources, so it’s nice to see one infographic that shows it all.
Here we take a look at exactly who is using the Internet the most, how they are using it and how much the amount of usage is increasing. At a glance, we can see that there are the same number of men and women who use the Internet. However, their age, educational background and level of income may influence how much time they spend online.
I love this humorous Star Trek parody take on how to man your Marketing crew to be prepared to explore the (social media) galaxy! From HubSpot.com, A HubSpotter’s Guide to the Galaxy is an infographic designed by our friend Mike Wirth.
Sometimes marketing seems like a cosmic adventure through social media, the blogosphere and other new, unknown regions of the internet! Here’s how HubSpot imagines businesses traversing through the galaxy to meet new beings, engage with them and exchange new ideas!
Mike, where’s the holodeck so we can interact with infographics???
Link found on Chemicalism