Streaming killed the video star [infographic]

August 16, 2011 |  by  |  Entertainment, Internet, Lifestyle  |  4 Comments
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This might be the most amazing infographic title yet. I just had to feature it the minute I read it! And I have spent the remainder of my day humming “video killed the radio star.”

This catchy phrase rings alarmingly true. At the turn of 1980, video began to replace the radio stars, and now as the 2010′s continue on, online viewing has starting replacing tv viewing. Sites like hulu, netflix and youtube are becoming so popular. Why pay for dvr when you can watch streaming episodes hours after the original airs. Why pay for cable when thousands of shows are available at your fingertips. The era of the couch potato is being replaced by the era of the computer chair. And to make it more comfortable, you can always lay in bed with a laptop propped up, like I do.

The mobility of Americans causes this streaming craze to grow. Many Americans who are TV crazed and easily bored, just like I am, watch countless youtube videos on youtube mobile and have even downloaded hulu and netflix apps. Not only does this allow for TV on the go, but it kills productivity at work! Trust me on that one.

And to clarify, while I am referencing netflix because I am constantly on netflix, it is not included in this infographic because the data refers to online streaming only. Netflix uses primarily device streaming, which is why it is not included!

Will streaming videos really kill live videos like video killed radio? Only time will tell.
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Parents and Facebook [infographic]

August 15, 2011 |  by  |  Internet  |  1 Comment
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Although I am not a parent, I understand the concern they have when it comes to Facebook. As kids we do not always see the dangers in the things we do, but our parents do. After all isn’t that why they are there? We all know the internet can be a scary place and kids are doing dumb things on it all the time. I’m sure not knowing what your kid(s) are doing on the internet can be terrifying.

Do the dangers on the internet outweigh the invasion of privacy? With Facebook continuing to grow in popularity more and more demographics seem to be joining it. It is becoming so popular that our parents are joining and friending us along with our friends. Worrying children as to what their parents will see. Personally, I don’t mind friending adults after all you can just add them to a list that only sees limited things on your profile.

Hope you enjoy today’s infographic titled The spy who raised me. While it is yet another infographic with Facebook as its subject its one that takes a different prospective. [via]

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Creases and Folds of the Cowboy Hat [infographic]

August 12, 2011 |  by  |  eCommerce  |  No Comments
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After grazing on today’s infographic I immediately googled the latest western I’d seen, True Grit, to compare the hat styles used. It seems like The Dude sports the old Montana Crease and his stubborn side-kick wears the un-touched Open Crown.

I didn’t really know that hat folding or creasing was a big thing. I didn’t even know cowboy hats could be creased. I’ve only seen the different folds and thought it had always been that way. Back in the heyday of the cowboy, the way the hat was creased said a lot about the person wearing it. You could take one look at a man’s hat, know he was a cattle-wrangler, was raised in Arkansas and the type of whiskey he drank. Well maybe not the last one, but many regions had their own custom way they would fold or crease their hat. Different races, occupations and sexes could also have a custom crease.

Cowboy hats were a treasure to the cowboys because the sun is miserable. I think we can all agree with that after this summer. That big star that our planet rotates literally burns eyes and skin. Having a way to fold a hat that can take the bite off will always be welcome. [Stetson: Made of America]

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Technological Revolution! [infographic]

August 11, 2011 |  by  |  Tech  |  3 Comments
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I’ve seen quite a bit of change in the way we conduct our daily lives. I don’t always go behind the scenes to research upcoming technologies, so it’s always a pleasant surprise when big new things come out. In the present day, the big new thing is cloud hosting. Every time I visit a data center, I feel like I’m looking at hundreds of thousands of dollars being wasted on old technology. Of course, local severs still make sense for large companies, but for startups and small business, why not use the cloud? Even some big names are fully invested in could services. Netflix, Posterous, and Priceline.com all use cloud solutions.

This infographic highlights big inventions that impact our lifestyles greatly. It does a good job of getting lots of cool info into one piece. I must say however I’d like to see more of the ‘graphic’ section of infographic. There’s definitely some cool statistics and charts that could be thrown in with all these great ideas. A cool fact you may not catch a first glance: 2.8 million e-mails are sent every second! [Via]

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Improve Attractiveness with Body Language [infographic]

August 10, 2011 |  by  |  Lifestyle  |  5 Comments
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Actions speak louder than words… no really. According to today’s infographic from 100 Best Dating Sites, this adage is especially true at the start of a romantic relationship. Small non-verbal cues—a smile, length of eye contact, and posture—communicate more to potential romantic interests than that clever line carefully mined from a Hugh Grant flick (though that never hurts).

The infographic dissects several ways the body communicates and gives some hints for both women and men. Regardless of gender, “crinkly eyed” smiles are considered more sincere, and the 0.5 second smile effectively bridges the gap between smirking and faking. The infographic also gives tips on appearing more confident.

Whether you are a master of first impressions or your pick-up routine leaves something to be desired, approximately 55% of communication is made before you say anything; effectively master the art of body language and your interpersonal interactions just might improve. [Best Dating Sites]

Infographic about using body language to be more attractive

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