Who Votes in America? [infographic]

August 16, 2012 |  by  |  Education, Politics  |  1 Comment
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With the presidential election only a few months away, presidential candidates Barak Obama and Mitt Romney are in that final stretch of trying to get the public’s votes.

It’s true that voting in America is on the lower end when compared to other countries, so my question is who actually votes in America? Who should the presidential candidates be reaching out to? Today’s infographic lists what kind of people actually get out to the ballots and vote. Turns out the very people you would expect to vote are the ones that do. I’m talking about people who are middle aged, educated and married.

America needs to devise new ways to reach out to those who do not vote. Whether it be through pledge cards, or bringing the voting to the home. Americans need to do a better job at practicing their right to vote. [via]

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Napping [infographic]

August 15, 2012 |  by  |  Health  |  3 Comments
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Do you feel as if there aren’t enough hours in the day? Maybe you’re not utilizing them correctly. As today’s infographic suggests, a simple twenty minute nap can have your mind and body running at optimal performance.

When I was a young boy, my mother was the queen of naps. Me and my sister always knew not to bother her for anything during this time, because she was generally a happier camper when she arose from her slumber. I’ve never been much of a napper myself, just because that big burning ball in the sky says it’s time to rise and grind. But whenever I do nap, the feeling I get afterward is quite nice.

Some of the greatest historical figures, ranging from Einstein to Da Vinci have been documented nappers. Whether you’re nodding off for five minutes or an hour, a brief venture to the dreamworld can increase your level of alertness, increase your mood, stamina, and even have long term health effects. Finish the week off strong with a nap a day. And remember, I’m not liable for any damages caused by excessive napping. [Via]

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Dine and Dish [infographic]

August 14, 2012 |  by  |  Food, Lifestyle, Marketing, Social Media  |  No Comments
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With the rise of Instagram, blogs and lifestyle sharing, there has been a similar rise in the need to display daily meals. If you are going to blog and photo your life, it is reasonable that your meals, a very key part of each day, squeaks in. This food pairing leaves me hungry after just a brief glance at my Instagram or Pinterest feed. Today’s infographic gets into the statistics behind the food sharing phenomenon.

With just under 30% of consumers being connected to social media when dining at home and just under 19% being connected while dining out, social media users are exposed to their friends and followers’ eating patterns and habits. This can be helpful for restaurants, driving revenue through customer photo-sharing.

A rise in food websites has accompanied the rise in food sharing quite nicely. Sites like Yelp and Urban Spoon encourage users to post photos to their reviews, allowing potential customers to get a “taste” of what is to come. Are you a fan of the social-food-media combination, or do you prefer to keep your culinary choices to yourself? [Via]

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How to Brand Yourself [infographic]

August 13, 2012 |  by  |  Business  |  No Comments
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Alright, alright, alright, it’s Monday and time to get this week under way, whether you want to or not. I’ve got a pretty cool infographic for ya’ll today, How People Look in Google and How to Look Better. Now you may be thinking I don’t do much on the internet besides Facebook and the like, there is nothing about me on Google. Well you’d be surprised, after I Googled myself then did an internet search I found there were several links relating to me and stuff I had done that I had no idea was on the internet. None of it is bad of course, being the saint that I am, but it was interesting to find things I had done back in Middle School posted on the internet.

Lucky for me the content that appears when I Google myself is positive but that is because of a conscious effort. When it comes to Google rankings the one link you should be truly concerned about is your top hit. However only half of people own their first link on a Google search with 1 in 4 having no positive content on their first page. If you’re a professional concerned with your image Linkedin is your best friend. It ranks highest in Google so you can provide that clean innocent image using that guy. Be careful with things like Youtube and Vimeo, even though Youtube is more popular Vimeo ranks higher. Everything you do on the internet really is archived. Be careful people and don’t say I didn’t warn you. [via]

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Law Enforcement Meets Social Media [Infographic]

August 12, 2012 |  by  |  Crime, Social Media  |  No Comments
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It seems like law enforcement officials have always had sort of a rough time of things, probably from the very beginning of the profession. Most people tend to have an automatic reaction to seeing or interacting with police, and the general reaction usually tends to fall along the lines of either fear or anger. This, of course, makes the law officer’s job far more difficult as they try to deal with people who are doing their best to either lie to the police or just outright elude them.

While these problems that face law enforcement will likely never be solved entirely, police officers now have a powerful new ally in dealing with those suspected of criminal activity: social media.

It would seem like basic knowledge (and really just common sense) that if you’re going to do something that would be considered illegal where you live, you shouldn’t post it on your Facebook page for anyone to see. It should really be that simple, logically. A staggering amount of police officers and law enforcement agencies, though, are now using social media to get pertinent information on suspected criminals, because they and their friends talk and post openly about it on social sites. Really.

Today’s infographic from PoliceOne.com outlines the growing use of social media as a tool for officers to do their jobs more efficiently. More than 70% of law enforcement departments throughout the U.S. frequently use social media as a tool, including agencies on the Federal, State, and Local levels.

For more information on the growing social media trend among our nation’s law enforcement refer to the infographic below and be sure to share your point of view in the comments. [Via]

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