When Is the Internet Awake? [infographic]

July 28, 2012 |  by  |  Internet  |  No Comments
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Internet by day, internet by night; everyone is on the internet at some point. Whether you’re a college student cramming for an exam with a Facebook study-break, or a middle-aged parent catching up on burning through some episodes of Lost, everyone’s got their own time of the day that they like to surf the world wide web. According to Bárd Edlund, as a whole, most of the internet is awake around 9 am EST. With this world clock he’s collected probability data for 25 countries accessing the internet at a given time of 24-hour day. The x axis describes the time of day by shade of gray (lighter being earlier in the day, and darker shades later in the night), while on the y axis shows the different countries via moon-like circles. The circle size describes the amount of people with internet broadband subscriptions.

This chart is only an rough guide though. Just because a country is awake doesn’t mean that they are necessarily online reading your tweets. It’s meant to be a way of thinking of how the world realizes their sleep schedules and how it could relate to internet surfing. So I guess it’s a good reason to have these posts available around 8 am after all. via

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Olympics: Then vs. Now [infographic]

July 27, 2012 |  by  |  Sports, Travel  |  3 Comments
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Just to make sure we over-saturate your day with the olympics, here is the winner of our Infographic Idea Contest! David L. Smith, CEO of Mediasmith out of San Francisco, submitted the idea to compare today’s games to the past. In partnership with Infographic World and SodaHead, we have compiled some of the most interesting facts about the biggest sporting event in history.

Along with the more than fifty games being played this summer in London, there is one you can participate in tonight: The 2012 Opening Ceremony Drinking Game. As a lazy college student lacking the drive, skill or ‘Phelps’ element as I like to call it, this may be the only event I participate in (although I do plan on taking home gold!)

Aside from drinking, the Olympic Games are epic. They have been around for a long time showing how physically superior the human body can be. Every athlete gives it her or his all. No one gives up until they cannot continue and that is why the games are so popular. I have watched so many different events with my family from cross country to boxing and every single one is entertaining.

The sense of country pride combined with the world coming together for a single event is one-of-a-kind. The politics are tossed away for a brief moment to focus on the athleticism of a country and not its background or history. Culture barriers are torn down and an atmosphere of friendship and brotherhood is created between competitors. These ideas keep the Olympics the world’s most anticipated sporting event and it will hold that position as long it can keep its reputation as an international haven.

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London Olympic Venues [infographic]

July 26, 2012 |  by  |  Entertainment, Travel  |  3 Comments
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What makes the Olympics in London so different from any Olympics before is its use of the whole city throughout the Games. No spectators in central London will ever be more than 30 minutes away from an Olympic venue, with some of the capital’s most iconic landmarks acting as a backdrop for the greatest show on earth. Most events will take place at the ground-breaking 2.5sq km Olympic Park in Stratford, a mere seven minutes away from the city centre by Olympic Javelin train. Other events will be scattered around in all directions at key venues a short journey from the center of town. 9.6 million tickets have been issued for the London Olypmics but the major ticket will be London itself, with the capital set to come alive throughout the summer.

LondonTown.com presents this wonderfully illustrated infographic showing all of the Olympic venues including what events are taking place and the easiest travel plans. [via]

 

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Coupon Codes At Home [infographic]

July 25, 2012 |  by  |  Retail  |  1 Comment
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As a college student, I’m more than adept at cashing in a coupon every now and then. Whether it’s free ice cream with my purchase, $2 off shoes at the bowling alley, or a simple buy one, get one free offer, I view it as a no brainer to exchange a little piece of paper in order to get a little knocked off the normal service price. I’m sure you do as well. But savings don’t always come in paper form. Today’s infographic delves into a coupon system that’s a little less physical, but could potentially save you thousands of dollars on a multitude of products and appliances.

The infographic shows how much people saved on average with the use of a coupon code or online coupon. It gives a breakdown of the saving by product, which include $259 on a Dell laptop, $300 on a gas grill, and $1002 on an LG refrigerator. Smartphone users are in luck, there are many apps for online coupons. You can also find online coupons via your favorite search engine if you can’t find an app you like. Share your best sites for saving in the comment box and enjoy the rest of your hump day! [Via]

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Don’t be Another Statistic [infographic]

July 24, 2012 |  by  |  Crime  |  No Comments
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Crime rates among college students can be frightening for parents and students. Drinking, drug use and casual sex make the college environment indulged in by some quite dangerous.
This infographic has some good tips for keeping safe, even in a sticky situation.

Because drinking is common in the college environment, it is important to be aware of your surroundings. This infographic suggests keeping a GPS mapping system on the phone, alerting a friend or family member and download react mobile which will increase safety options. Being safe is important, so always be aware of your surroundings, and always have your cell phone at arms reach. [Via]

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