Twitter’s Lazyweb [infographic]

July 11, 2011 |  by  |  Internet  |  No Comments
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The internet is a hard thing to not like, offering something for everyone. It seems like you can go to the internet for almost anything these days, especially when you have a question. Google of course is the powerhouse when it comes to searching the internet for answers, however it is not the only way. While browsing for an infographic I stumbled upon Twitter’s lazyweb, an option for the person seeking knowledge but too lazy to actually search for it.

The lazyweb is a pretty cool thing, why would you search google and go through link after link looking for your answer when you can just tweet it and get a direct answer. While Google does offer many amazing things, the one thing it does not offer is a direct answer, which at times is incredibly frustrating. While the lazyweb may be more direct and require less work than a Google search it certainly is not as reliable, because it relies strictly on your Twitter followers instead of the whole internet for answers. Meaning the less followers you have the less chance you have of getting an answer, in fact if you have under 100 followers you only have an 8% chance of getting a response.

Although the lazyweb peaked in 2008 the trend it started continues to grow. People no longer use the hash tag #lazyweb, but they have not stopped asking questions, giving people another source of knowledge. [via]

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That’s What THAY Say [infographic]

July 8, 2011 |  by  |  Social Media  |  1 Comment
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Stereotypes are stereotypes because they are true? Maybe…Today’s infographic is a collection of data supplied by over a million people who were surveyed about their personal preferences. You’ll catch a few stereotypes in this information, don’t complain too much.

The ‘THAY’ stands for Teach Hunch About You. Hunch.com is a website that asks questions to its users, then uses the personalized information to recommend songs, movies, restaurants, et cetera that would interest you. They’ve taken some of their question data and plopped it in infographic form so you can devour the statistics.

One of the more surprising tid-bits of information I ran across was that it is almost a 50/50 split between people who swat flies and those who let them fly out a window. I always thought people killed flies cold-blooded. I had no clue that there is a massive population of fly philanthropists. It is also quite odd they would compare the death penalty to this, but it’s true, those who kill flies somewhat support killing people.

I also noticed it is a pretty close race between those that take off a bandaid fast to those that slowly peel it off. I myself, alway rip it off as fast as possible, but contrary to their data I have never broken a bone. [Via]

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The Imperfections of the U.S. Judicial System [infographic]

July 7, 2011 |  by  |  Crime  |  No Comments
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I figured this infographic would be appropriate given the recent controversy in the Casey Anthony trial. Honestly I haven’t been following the coverage enough to form an opinion. But judging by my recent Facebook news feed, several of my friends have followed the trial and have quite a bit to say about it.

Considering how popular shows like Law & Order are, I’m sure this infographic will entertain the majority of you readers. As an engineering student, I must say the legal system goes way over my head in complications. I can’t even begin to make sense of it. But i still enjoy the occasional crime/mystery movie.

It must suck for the half of exonerees who have not received any financial compensation. [Via]

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Women of War [infographic]

July 6, 2011 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  No Comments
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Respect and gratitude seem like shabby offerings to the men and women who risk it all to serve their country. Their service alone is admirable, but women in combat deal with the added risk that accompanies gender stigma. Beyond the stigma lie a slew of unique social perils. Today’s infographic showcases these brave women, their history with the military and their present issues within it.

According to the infographic, divorce rates are higher among female soldiers than they are among their male counterparts. Even scarier is the number of female service members sexually assaulted in 2010 coupled with the number of those who chose to report the assault. [Via]

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Youth Movement- Where You Want to Be [infographic]

July 5, 2011 |  by  |  Travel  |  2 Comments
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As life keeps flying by, each crossroad brings new opportunities. With college graduation coming up, I can’t help but day dream about moving somewhere new and exciting, like France, India or the UK. This infographic provides a helpful look at the patterns of other wishful youngsters, wanting to hop on over to someplace new. [Via]

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