Category Archives: Info Graphic

HTML 5 Explaned… sort of

It’s still being developed and has been talked about since 2004 and now it almost here. Yep it coming and nothing will step it. A lot of developers have HTML 5 sites all raady to go and most of the stuff is focused around mobile applications. HTML 5 will be a blessing and curse as it gets rolled out but in the long run we will all except it as the new norm.. that is till HTML 6 comes around. Here is an info graph to help explain it  a bit better.

Just click the graphic for the big version.

Here is a quick video showing what HTL 5 is all about in just over 5 minutes. Now you can sound informed in your next networking meeting and get the attention of all the cute HTML5.

Driving Distribution Through Knowledge and Entertainment

Well worth watching even on a busy day.

This is a one of many wonderful animations that use a relatively complex and dry speech relating to advanced economics and consequence. By using hand drown caricature style animation you get entertainment, focus on key points, expanded understanding and because it’s on a social media platform you can redistribute the information. It is a classic example of driving distribution through knowledge and entertainment.

Who are the people who created this wonderful animation (and many more)?

For over 250 years the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has been a cradle of enlightenment thinking and a force for social progress. Our approach is multi-disciplinary, politically independent and combines cutting edge research and policy development with practical action.

Why Your Website Is Not Working

I think this is a great comic that sheds some light onto why most websites fail as communication devices. It’s not that the website is poorly designed (which should not happen since we have so many free or cheap templates) but more that the content has little or no relevance to the people who are using the west to gain knowledge. To often website content development is focused on parts of an organization that management feels is important. History, HR and other deep knowledge are the things that can be berried and product or service information should dominate most of a website. Share buttons should be easy to find and only 1 or 2 key messages should be on the front page.

Twitter Mood Swings In The USA

Pulse of the Nation shows the U.S. Mood Throughout the Day inferred from Twitter comments. For more details info go here.

Mood Variations

A number of interesting trends can be observed in the data. First, overall daily variations can be seen (first graph), with the early morning and late evening having the highest level of happy tweets. Second, geographic variations can be observed (second graph), with the west coast showing happier tweets in a pattern that is consistently three hours behind the east coast.

About the Data and Visualization

The plots were calculated using over 300 million tweets (Sep 2006 – Aug 2009) collected by MPI-SWS researchers, represented as density-preserving cartograms. This visualization includes both weekdays and weekends; in the future, will we create seperate maps for each. The mood of each tweet was inferred using ANEW word list [1] using the same basic methodology as previous work [2]. County area data were taken from the U.S. Census Bureau, and the base U.S. map was taken from Wikimedia Commons. User locations were inferred using the Google Maps API, and mapped into counties using PostGIS and U.S. county maps from the U.S. National Atlas. Mood colors were selected using Color Brewer 2.

Big Companies and Socail Media

Check out this graph showing how the top fortune 100 companies are using social media around the world.

With more people utilising social media technologies such as Twitter, Foursquare and Facebook, it makes sense that established and emerging businesses are looking to leverage these technologies to reach and communicate with their target audiences. In this post we take a look at the adoption of these social tools by Fortune 100 companies.

Fortune 100 Social Media Statistics: key takeaways

  • 79% of the Fortune 100 are present and listening, using at least of one of the main social platforms to communicate with their customers.
  • 20% of Companies are using all four of the main social technologies (Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Blogs)
  • 82% of the Fortune 100 update and engage with customers on their Twitter account per week.
  • Fortune 100 Companies on average post 3.6 wall posts to their Facenbook page per week
  • 50% of the Fortune 100 have a YouTube account and upload 10 videos on average a month