Face Off: Occupy Wall Street vs Tea Party [infographic]

November 13, 2011 |  by  |  Business, Government, Politics  |  3 Comments
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Some of you may be wondering: “what’s all this Occupy Wall Street god-damn hippy mumbo jumbo?! Is that the same as all those rowdy Tea partyers?  What in tarnation is going on in American politics? *gasp* Commies!!”

Well, you wouldn’t be the only one in the dark about these political movements.  From people I’ve talked to (granted, mostly college students) most don’t really have a clear idea of these movements’ specific purposes either.

Those who do, however, seem pretty riled up. Protesters come from a variety of different backgrounds and have an even wider variety of reasons propelling them.

Both of these movements have been widely criticized for their ambiguity.  So it isn’t purely the corruptness of the media that’s to blame for people’s ignorance of these issues…    [via]

 

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True Hollywood Story: Bipeds and the World Wide Web [infographic]

November 12, 2011 |  by  |  Internet, Social Media, Tech  |  4 Comments
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Once upon a time, your daily news was delivered via a delivery boy. With the flick of the wrist, all the daily essential news was on your front porch, rather than a few keystrokes on your MacBook. In a galaxy far, far away, to contact an acquaintance, a little black book was required instead of Facebook.

The internet has seen a great deal of growth over the past 15 years. Numbers have increase from 70 million users to over 245 million. And with that growth in numbers comes a growth in technology. I remember fourth grade quite fondly, waiting over an hour for Attack of the Puppybots to buffer. In 2011, live entertainment is streaming at amazing speeds.

Not only has the internet changed, but we’ve adapted with it. We rely on it for our every need. Entertainment, news, sports, and even money making. Wired in, constantly checking up on our business/blogs/newsfeed, the average human spends 27 hours a month on the internet, as opposed to only 30 minutes in 1996. The internet came, captivated, and conquered close to every form of media and information, becoming the hub of many people’s lives. And I think it’s safe to say we lived happily ever after. [Via]

Malarkey? Truth? What are your thoughts on the internet’s contribution to society?

 

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The Freelancer Revolution [infographic]

November 11, 2011 |  by  |  Business, Internet  |  2 Comments
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In the last 20 years, the number of freelancers in the South has gone up 126%. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve noticed an increase in the freelancers just in the every-day people I run into. Whether its a freelance writer, programmer, copy writer or researcher, these business titans mostly work their own hours from their own home. Freelancers can do almost anything for their occupation from a Starbucks Lazyboy and that makes me jealous.

I only hope one day I get to be a freelancer. Why would I go to a nine-to-five job when working from my backyard with a month or two off a year is a viable option? I wont get hired for freelancer jobs, that’s why. The majority of freelancers are now over 55. Can you guess why? Experience.

Senior citizens, the biggest segment of freelancers, are noticing they can work little hours from their home and still pull-in a few extra thousand dollars a year to supplement their savings and social security. Also, those in the 50′s are noticing they can quit the jobs they’ve had for 10 or 20+ years and start be hired as freelance consultants. When complementing this move with publishing a book about their knowledge of their market segment, they can independently pull in a pretty penny.[Via]

freelance-revolution

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Anatomy of a Librarian [infographic]

November 10, 2011 |  by  |  Education  |  6 Comments
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It’s a shame only 1% of all librarians fall into my age group of 20-24… because they’re usually hot…AND intelligent. On the plus side, 78% of them are women. Ladies, you should look into this career…you’ll get my love and a decent sum of money (60k/yr!). I’ll let you figure out which one is more important.

Librarians are a great resource, and college students should use them when trying to do research. They clearly have mad skills in their ability to simultaneously use their left and right brains. When writing a paper, I find the hardest part is locating quality sources outside of just googling something. If you have a librarian help you locate appropriate sources, chances are your paper is going to be pretty good.

As the internet expands and improves, people seem to forget about physical contact. Nothing will ever compare to communicating with someone in real life, and librarians can give you incredibly specialized help. So next time you’re stuck at your computer with no ideas on how to start, just go to the nearest library. Maybe the 1% will be there. [Online masters guide]

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Every Drop Counts [infographic]

November 9, 2011 |  by  |  Environmental  |  1 Comment
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First things first– my dad is a loyal Daily Infographic reader, and today is his birthday. Happy birthday Dad; I wish I could be there!

On to the infographic at hand…If you’ve heard it once, you’ve probably heard it a million times: conserve water. I have heard this maxim since elementary school, yet I wake up in the morning anticipating the one thing that will brighten my early morning prognosis, the long hot shower—please note the use of the word long. Unfortunately, I regularly take water, and its availability, for granted. If you are as guilty as I am, the infographic below, while basic and familiar, is a worthy reminder.

The average American family of four can live on 3 gallons of water a day, yet 400 gallons is closer to the daily usage. We can blame faulty faucets leaks and inefficient toilets, or we can start taking small steps to decrease our consumption. The infographic gives some simple ideas on how to start like turning off the tap water while brushing and only showering for 10 minutes (darn, they had to mention the showers). [via]

10 Ways to Stop Wasting Water Infographic

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