If you’re anything like me, you probably watch TV with at least one other device in your hand or by your side. (How else are you going to Google that super hot actor you’re certain you’ve seen in something else?) Basically, I’m a serial screen-stacker. My laptop, tablet, cell phone, or any combination of the three is usually within arm’s reach when I’m binge watching TV shows on Netflix. Why can’t I just enjoy my TV shows without distractions? Well, I can’t not be connected. Trust me, I’ve tried.
Then again, I’m pretty much guilty of doing everything listed on today’s infographic, although I might spend more than five hours a day online. Luckily, I know I’m not the only screen-stacker around. Thirty-seven percent of U.S. consumers admit to using multiple devices at the same time. While you might spend your time playing Candy Crush when I’m checking out my Instagram feed, neither of us are devoting our full attention to any one thing. And for marketers who are trying to target a specific audience with a commercial about their brand, our divided attention can be a problem.
So what’s the solution? Well, brands can build consistency by being available across multiple platforms, as well as understanding their connected audience. According to TNS Global‘s Connected Life quiz, I’m a leader. Whoo! I can’t argue with my results because of how much I rely on the Internet and social media during my day. So if you’re interested in finding out just what type of connected life you live, click the link below to take the quiz for yourself!
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Can you imagine a world without antibiotics? Vaccinations? X-rays? A world where medical treatment was a whiskey-pull and a thumbs up from the “doctor”? Well, that’s sort of what it was like once. Fortunately, it’s not that way anymore for people in the developed world, at least. Let’s take a look at the guys who helped create the world we live in.
Smallpox has killed 500 million people. It played a large part in wiping out the Native Americans and making life generally more terrifying for people prior to the discovery of a vaccine. Thanks to Edward Jenner, people don’t really get smallpox anymore.
Do you like infections? Of course you don’t. Prior to 1920, there wasn’t much people could do when stricken with an infection. That’s no longer the case thanks to Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin.
Today, there are many remedies to the ailments we are faced with, but this has not always been the case. Read this infographic and give thanks to just a few of the people who have made our world a healthier place to live. [Via]
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Hello, true believers! Today, I’ll be showing you an infographic about your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, the best super-hero that ever existed. I grew up reading Spider-Man comic books and watching the cartoon, and it has since then become a profound staple of my childhood. One of my favorite lines in any movie is Uncle Ben’s “With great power, comes great responsibility.” Let that sink in…
As many of you know, Spider-Man begins his existence as Peter Parker, a nerdy nerd that nerds don’t even want to nerd around. After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Parker gains super powers that include the ability to cling to most surfaces, a heightened sense of awareness (Spidey-Sense), and super strength. Also, because Peter Parker is such a nerdy nerd, he creates a bunch of useful technologies for himself which aid in Spider-Man’s crime-fighting escapades such as the web-shooters.
Spider-Man first appeared in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962. An original copy of this issue can sell for almost $300,000 depending on the condition. So, if you’re in Granddad’s attic going through old stuff and you stumble upon this comic book, snatch it up and claim it. It’s your birth right. Then sell it, and don’t give Granddad any of that money, because it shouldn’t have been kept in that raggedy old box in the first place.
For more Spidey facts, read the whole infographic. Excelsior! [via]
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If you’re an avid reader then you probably clicked this link with rapid instinct. Maybe you’re the math-y type and you came here for some hard digits. You might have no idea how you got here and this isn’t really your thing, but I recommend this infographic regardless. It has a lot of fundamental information about literature that everyone should know (like how swag couldn’t exist without Shakespeare). Even if you have all the basics down, there’s a whole lot to consider when looking at these statistics. Here’s the first thing that came to mind for me:
When you combine all the books together, The Lord of The Rings clocks in at over 500,000 words. Relatively this isn’t much more than DFW’s Infinite Jest. Wallace’s novel ended up being trimmed down immensely through the editing process, and at the same time he ended up basically saying, “Okay, I’m just gonna stop here” because he didn’t know how much more he was going to have to write before he felt that it was finished, and it had already turned out being much longer than he anticipated. Now this is just one book. On the other hand, Tolkien was able to design and portray a very cohesive world in about the same amount of words, and a very entertaining one at that. However, these authors had a radically different approach to how they wrote and what they were trying to accomplish. A lot could be said about the value of each word in relation to what the author achieved, but I myself have a limited word count to fill so take that as you will. Knowing the numbers may not give you a full perspective, but it definitely makes you think.
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Most of my childhood vacations were spent camping with my mom and dad. Actually, some of my funniest memories come from those vacations. Some of the highlights: when my brother found a tick between his toes and three fleas in his hair, and then we got caught in a rainstorm and had to camp out in our suburban the remaining two nights. Keep in mind that all of this hilarity came at the expense of things going horribly wrong. Today’s infographic goes over the necessary things to consider when camping so things won’t go horribly wrong for you and your kids.
First things first, DO YOUR RESEARCH! Yes, camping at Big Bend National Park in Texas sounds like a dream come true, but doing so May through September will mean you’ll have to battle the sweltering Texas heat while trying to entertain a bunch of children. Doesn’t sounds like a fun time to me. Researching the average temperatures and looking up what facilities the campsite offers is a simple way to outsmart anything that Mother Nature or bored children might throw your way. Preparing a checklist of essential items will also help you avoid any disasters that might arise, such as a sudden illness or a bad encounter with poison ivy. Also, don’t forget toilet paper. We ran out once, and it wasn’t much fun after that.
Today’s infographic also includes other tips for camping with children like fun activities to try, how to choose a tent, and survival tips to relay to your kids in case they wander off into the wilderness. Check out today’s infographic to help you fully prepare for your next out camping experience with your kids! [via]