Video Game Stats [infographic]

September 16, 2010 |  by  |  Gaming  |  1 Comment
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I used to be a hardcore gamer. I’m on my fourth XboX 360 thanks to the red rings of death, but why I really started gaming was because it was something to do during that awkward middle school phase.

Around my sophomore year of high school I started to become a more casual gamer. I noticed that playing a game to build up my character or to have a better rank is an extreme waste of my time. I had to start thinking about my future and started to take classes at the local community college to build up my real life social network. All this was so much better than video games.

Now, I rarely play anything. Maybe 20 minutes of FIFA a week, but that’s about it. Halo Reach just came out? Hell, I don’t even know the name of the last Halo game. I do notice that video games are coming out of their geeky shells to become more mainstream. I’ll hear girls talking about how their brother got Halo Reach and they started to play it. I noticed that when a new big game comes out, people take a break from being social to playing the game for a few days. How can people do this without their friends hating on them for gaming? It’s because their friends are doing it too.

When Modern Warfare 2 was released it was the biggest release in the history of the entertainment industry. Bigger than all movies, music, anything. Video games are sure not going away. When I have a kid and they start to play, I’m not going to give them restrictions of any type. It is when the game turns from entertainment to a chore is when I’ll take it away. [Via]

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WTF is a Petabyte? [infographic]

September 15, 2010 |  by  |  Internet  |  1 Comment
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I bet some of your mothers have gone out to get an external hard drive because for some reason they think it will solve their Windows ME problems and found themselves getting a whole terabyte’s worth of useless space. Seems like good news for you, you get a terabyte of storage for the hundreds of movies you copy from Netflix. You can fit more than 200 movies on a terabyte, you’re set, but what if you had a petabyte?

What is this newfound nerd-term you’ve never heard before? Well kid, it’s 1024 of your mom’s hard drives put together. That does seem to be a hella lot, probably be cause it is, but not for Google. They go through 20 petabytes of data a day as easily as George Clooney trying to badass.

I personally have a few hundred gigs of data laying around, and of course it was all legally obtained. My external is only 250 gigs though, and for the next few years between that and my computer — I’ll hopefully have enough space to get by.

They say that the world’s data centers consume as much energy as the country Sweden. I think we can all agree we don’t want to get rid of the internet. Sorry Sweden, looks like your time has finally come. If y’all are some of the happiest people, why do you all describe your lives as “adequate?” After we tell them we’re going to destroy their nation, they’d probably just say that their life thus far had been lagom. [Via]

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United States School Grants [infographic]

September 14, 2010 |  by  |  Politics  |  No Comments
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Our government spends a surprising amount of money on each student. [Via]

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8 Commonly Misused Words [infographic]

September 13, 2010 |  by  |  Mind-Blowing  |  11 Comments
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Bad grammar and spelling can really get on everyone’s nerves, but I’m not going to say I don’t fall victim to some mistakes. I’m sure you all have read through tons of my spelling mistakes and I’m sorry. I try to write without error, but sometimes I’m not that smart.

I never knew that flair and flare were often misused. Almost all of the other words listed in the graphic I have made a mistake with, except flair/flare. The only way I see myself making the mistake is if I am complementing flare with flair.

“Oh damn! That flare’s got flair!”

Right there is where I could definitely see myself flubbing up. The problem is I don’t see myself ever saying that. When am I ever going to see flames so stylish I say it has flair?

Not often, but I do remember messing up the lie/lay before. It doesn’t help when you’re trying to talk about those who lie while they lie to each other about lying while they lay. That’s most likely the only time I’ll mess that up. I’m pretty sure I just did.

I do think it is funny that the most important misplaced words on here are flammable and inflammable. Especially because they don’t define what each means. I mean every illustration has ‘word=definition’ except this one. The drawing doesn’t even help much.   If I didn’t already know the meaning I could take it that inflammable actually means that it cannot catch fire. Not good for kids(or adults) who are playing with fire and think that some infographic said they can light their inflammable hair-gel on fire and it won’t combust. Online Schooling, I predict you’ll have a lawsuit coming your way soon. [Via]

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The Rise of Social Media Spending [infographic]

September 10, 2010 |  by  |  Social Media  |  No Comments
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I try to find the most interesting and compelling infographics that everyone will find interesting. This can be a little difficult when most of the quality infographics are created by those who work in social media, for those who work in social media.

Well, that’s a bit of a problem for me. Not many of y’all work in social media. Sure, I enjoy all the social media infographics, there’s a big possibility that I’ll be in that field one day. Have you ever looked at the stats of these social media infographics?

Well then, take a look at this one. The projected spending on online advertising is expected to increase almost $2 billion from 2010 to 2011. $400,000 of that is projected to be spent on social network advertising. That is a big chunk, so big that there is the possibility that one day you will go into social media marketing yourself.

You may not know it now, but it could be your job one day. You’re already an expert from spending hours on sites like Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Digg everyday. Learn some marketing techniques and you could turn your Facebook time from procrastination to an occupation.

Some people seem to think that social media is a fad. ‘Oh, it will die out’ people say. Really? Forms of communication are not really under the ‘fad’ category. Sure, the telegraph, snail mail, and smoke signals have lost popularity, but that’s only because they have been replaced by something better. I believe social media is nearing the peak of communication and has ample time before it ‘dies out’ or something else can take it’s place. [Via]

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