St Patrick’s Day is here! If you are looking for something different from pints of Guinness then try some of these drink suggestions below. If you’re a beer lover don’t forget to use these apps.
The top legal verdicts of 2012 ranging from the much talked about Samsung patent infringement on Apple’s mobile products and the payout of almost $1 billion that they were forced to pay and the US chip maker Marvell Technology having to pay an even larger sum to local university Carnegie Mellon in a record case.
If you have a website and you actively monitor keywords (and you should do the latter if have the former!) to bring in traffic, then you probably know the situation on the Web has changed a bit in the past year or two. Algorithms have been altered to help content creation get a kickstart; from a users point of view, this is great news. From a strict SEO view, however, things may appear more dicey.
If you want to grab the biggest audience possible on Facebook, Twitter and other social sharing networks your best bet is to post videos and photos that capture the eyes and ears of your listeners. A recently study by the team at†M Booth†and the media measurement firm†Simply Measured†has found that social media reach is best achieved through visual elements.
So what better way to showcase the visual virality of the world wide webs than through the use of an Infraphic.
In their showcase the company’s learned that videos are shared 12 times more than posts that simply feature links and text. Not surprising since users tend to be more invested in videos which take longer to watch and typically provide a good amount of eye candy or context.
The same study also found that photos while not as effective as video posts are still shared two times more than text posts on social networks.† [Read more…]
It’s not every day that a mobile app is acquired by a social media giant for a cool one billion dollars- which explains why Instagram’s acquisition by Facebook was one of the hottest topics a few weeks ago. Infographic Labs, which previously created an infographic on the Rise of Instagram, tracks Instagram’s journey to $1 billion with this infographic design:
In celebration of the new social network darlings achioevements the team at¬†Tamba¬†has created an infographic that highlights the increased amount of interested in the Pinterest system.
Launched 25 short months ago Pinterest has grown to include full-on Twitter and Facebook integration while providing 250,000 iPhone users with the Pinterest app for mobile browsing. The team at Pinterest has also managed to add a dedicated following to its system where users spend an average of 14.2 minutes browsing the visually stunning social link sharing network.
Throw in more referrals than the more popular Twitter and Facebook¬†social network¬†systems and its easy to see why this network has become a “business darling” in recent months.
Here’s the “Interest in Pinterest” infographic: [Read more…]
Facebook professional growth app BranchOut has caught on with Facebook users at a rate of 3 new users per second and now in celebration of the company’s 25 million users milestone the company has released an official infographic that celebrates BranchOut’s growth and its recent $25 million in Series C financing ($49 million to date).
In the infographic some interesting numbers are shared, for example BranchOut took just 16 months to reach 25 million users whereas LinkedIn took 65 months to reach that same level of service. BranchOut also points out that it is more apt to grab a more broad audience including¬†‚Äúnew college graduates, retail workers, nurses, software engineers and military veterans re-entering the workforce.”
The graphic also shows how reliant the company is on Facebook, using the social network to attract 55% of its user base. The company also shows its global reach with 40% of users in the United States and 60% located at international areas all over the world.
Here’s the official BranchOut infographic: [Read more…]
A recent study has found that one in three workers are completely or partially dissatisfied with on-the-job stress, in many cases those workers are likely suffering because they work extremely long hours when they should be working smarter and not working harder.
The team at¬†¬†Best Masters Degrees¬†has put together a clever infographic that highlights some simple tricks we can all use to work smarter while avoiding excessive hours an unneeded headaches.
For example the infographic suggests that 20 minutes of hard work followed by a short jaunt to the Aramark water cooler, restroom or another location can keep you focused and working faster than long periods isolated at your desk.
The infographic also suggests waiting five minutes before responding to an email so your brain can develop a thought out answer that can be sent quickly without the need to rewrite parts of the email after you compose it.¬† [Read more…]
Pinterest is still operating as a “private beta” social media network but that hasn’t stopped it from becoming the 16th most popular website in the United States. In fact half of all Pinterest traffic currently comes from US visitors.
While the site definitely gained its momentum in the United States the infographic shown below by Color Jam¬†demonstrates how far the company has come in a relatively short period of time.
Pinterest now includes more than 12 million actives users and receives 16.23 million unique visitors in February, 2012.
As you’ll notice on the Infographic map each country shows three numbers, correlating to the popularity of Pinterest versus other social networks in each country. For each percentage we are given the average number of users and pae views each country offers to Pinterest on a daily basis. ¬† [Read more…]
Now that the dust has settled from the SOPA outrage back in January we can look back at how the US Senate attempted to push through an act that would have changed the way the we use the internet and would have most likely put many sites and services (many of which are free) that we use on a day to day basis out of business almost immediately. Many things have been said about SOPA already but the real story that stands out over what happened in the days and weeks running up to and after January 18th is that it brought together websites, businesses and individuals in an unprecedented level of online activism and protest that has never been seen before. The following infographic design looks at what SOPA and PIPA consisted of and the protests that followed.