It’s All About the Images

June 19, 2012 |  by  |  Internet, Marketing  |  5 Comments
Pinterest

I’d assume that it’s safe to say that everyone who reads this blog loves two things: the internet and images. We are all here because we love graphics, love data and are constantly on the internet. Today’s infographic is all about what we love most. Images on the internet!

Images have gotten better. Image quality has increased all over the internet. Increased image quality and an increase of images per article increases views and aids in searchability. Various new-ish aps and websites aid in the promenance of images. Pinterest boasts inspiring fashion, food and decor photos, earning swoons across America. Facebook allows users to upload photos of their friends family and fun times. Instagram, which we all know i love, gives even the most novice of photographers an opportnity to publish their own photos.

Images are beautiful and allow inspiration. Horray for the image revolution! [Via]

Share This Infographic

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest

Get Free Infographics Delivered to your Inbox

SUBSCRIBE BY RSS


The Presidential Race & Social Media [infographic]

June 18, 2012 |  by  |  Government, Internet  |  1 Comment
Pinterest

In the last presidential election President Obama utilized social media better than any president before him, of course social media hasn’t been for that many elections. This year it seems like Obama is not going to be the only one using social media. Although according to today’s infographic Obama is still dominating most social media perhaps this is because of his demographic? I’m sure having a younger more liberal demographic helps in the social media race. In the GOP Mitt Romney and Ron Paul seem to have dominated the other opponents, again Ron Paul has that younger demographic helping him out. By no means will social media determine who our next president is but it is nice to see that our candidates are moving with the times.

Everyone no matter your party should go out and vote. There is a difference between liking something on Facebook and actually going to the polls. [via]

Click to enlarge
Social Media and the Presidential Race

Share This Infographic

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest

Medicine’s Progress [Infographic]

June 17, 2012 |  by  |  Health, Mind-Blowing  |  4 Comments
Pinterest

As most Americans know, healthcare is an issue that’s currently being hotly debated. Regardless of where you may sit on the issue of healthcare politically-speaking, though, there is definitely no arguing that medicine and medical technology are advancing at an impressive rate. Modern doctors are able to do more for the human body now than at any other point in history, as today’s infographic from medexsupply.com shows us.

Medical procedures that seem commonplace and routine to us today could have been potentially terrifying or even fatal as recently as 150 years ago. Between treatments that include things such as leeches, a bone chipper and devices called “scarificators” and “carbolic smoke balls” (I can’t personally decide which one sounds worse), it might have been safer just to wait out your particular ailment back in the day rather than go to your local “Sawbones” (a.k.a doctor).

Treatments today are not only more effective but in many cases far more humane, particularly in the realm of mental health. Electroshock treatments are still used today, but in such a way that will not cause permanent damage or even possibly break vertebrae, unlike electroshock therapy in the past.

For more information on the progress of modern medicine please refer to the infographic below. [Via]

P.S. Today is dailyinfographic.com’s 600th post! Thanks to everyone for reading and the continued support!

Share This Infographic

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest

Is Social Media Making Us Socially Awkward? [infographic]

June 16, 2012 |  by  |  Social Media  |  1 Comment
Pinterest

So everybody and their mom either knows about or has their own Facebook. Fact. It’s infiltrated our lives so swiftly and soundly that there is scarcely a comparison in regard to the amount of omnipotency it takes in our lives. For some it’s become the modern time-killer, the self aggrandizer, and a way for us to make friends with people who might not be our actual friends.

Though it seems I’m bashing it, Facebook does have it’s redeemable qualities – spreading news to faraway friends, allowing a quick and easy template for creating events or promotion of projects important to our lives, and giving us some self esteem on our birthdays. However, there is an undeniable side effect in making such a lonely activity, such as staring at a computer screen or phone, as ‘social’ as Facebook is.

Looking at these statistics almost 24% of people surveyed have missed important real-life moments because they were too busy trying to document it using social media. In fact, 39% of Americans spend more time socializing online rather than face-to-face and 33% prefer to meet new people online rather than in person. Though it may seem strange to those of us who have grown up without Facebook, it is slowly changing how we interact with one another on a fundamental level. I’m not sure if it’s good or bad, but Mr. Zuckerburg’s beast has certainly changed something.

Be sure and check out the other infographics we have on Facebook! Because what’s better than wasting time of Facebook? Reading about Facebook! [Via]

Share This Infographic

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest

The Illusion of Choice [infographic]

June 15, 2012 |  by  |  Business, Mind-Blowing  |  9 Comments
Pinterest

It seems like in today’s world there are fewer and fewer people making choices for the greater good. What I mean to say is that everything in our world seems to be able to be consolidated. The media of course is no exception to this trend with only 6 major companies dictating about 90% of the media we have access to. In less than 30 years the number of companies providing us with our media has dropped from 50 to just 6. The six companies consisting of GE, New-corp, Disney, Viacom, Time Warner, and CBS. If your wondering who owns the major networks its CBS of course, GE owns NBC, News-corp owns fox, and Disney owns ABC.

A reason for concern is the gross misrepresentation have so few companies controlling so much causes. According to today’s infogaphic Media Consolidaiton: The Illusion of Choice there is one media executive to every 850,000 subscribers. It’s kind of like representative government except you don’t get to choose who represents you and there is no better option.

If the free market had truly decided who was the winner and loser I would have no problem with there just being six companies running our media. However the path to success for these companies was not so honorable. Some of these companies even though they’re some of the most profitable in the world don’t even end up paying taxes. Crazy how the average citizen who probably only makes enough to get by has to pay more proportionately than one of these powerhouses. [via]

Click to enlarge
Media Consolidation

Share This Infographic

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest