Practicing good nutrition keeps your mind sharp, your body fit, and your life long. The same could be said for consuming media. (Seriously, knowledge is power.) When you add it all up, the average American spends roughly nine hours a day glued to some kind of screen, and like your diet, quality is as important as quantity. Here areWired's suggested servings for optimal media health.
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Create a graph of your own network of friends on Facebook with Nexus. You've seen many visuals of Twitter and Facebook connections, but this one is especially cool because it's your own network. That's my network chart is above, but you don't care about mine...go create your own!
Found on Twitter
Check out the new version of The Conversation Prism 2.0 by JESS3 and Brian Solis and theconversationprism.com. Available as a poster for $20 US on thier website, and they also have some high-resolution versions available.
I love the design of this one. It's seems to be essentially a mind map, but much easier to read and understand.
This is an update to the original Conversation Prism that you can see here on Flickr.
Thanks Dana! I found the link to the 1.0 version on ON:Digital+Marketing
Recently I found the Geek Charts BETA, which looks up your usernames on a few of the popular social sites, and charts out your usage. It's charting all activity within the last 30 days.
The embedded chart is also live, so it will change over time.
This is from Food & Wine magazine (Sep 2005), and I’ve kept the hardcopy of this issue for the last four years because of this illustration. I came across this magazine again today, so I thought I would share. Apparently I eat sushi completely incorrectly, so I refer back occasionally to remind myself how to eat properly. (I love mixing the wasabi into my soy sauce!)
Mmmm, fatty tuna is one of the best!
Quub.com is an interesting service that facilitates updating your status often to create "ambient communication". This is a form of micro-presence, that helps you keep your status up to date, which keeps it relevant to your followers. Quub.com created three infographic videos to help explain their service.
Currently the service in in Beta, but there are still many slots available if you want to join the Beta program. You can use their service with many different social networks: Twitter, Facebook, Plaxo, LinkedIN, MySpace, Hi5, Tumblr, Plurk, etc.
Even though the ambient model has established itself as a popular form of communication, it requires you to continuously update your status in order to work effectively. This is a problem. Coming up with new status updates requires time, effort and creativity. Additionally, you are forced to consider a number of complex factors before updating. Is your update appropriate? What should you type in? Who is your audience? Does anyone care? Is your message even relevant? Because of this, many people neglect to update their status and it's value decreases. Without consistent updates, the ambient model falters.Found the link Information Aesthetics and on Twitter!
Check out GridPlane.com. JD Hooge has posted images of some data visualization concepts he worked on with Google to look at aggregating social media topics.
I collaborated with Instrument to develop a series of data visualization concepts for Google. These interface sketches are are all based around a concept of aggregating and visualizing online media buzz across various social media outlets.
Thanks Edial for sending in the link!