Infographics have taken over “Teh Interwebz.” There are infographics on every topic you can imagine, from online video stats to business trends and even the curious question of how many people use social media on the toilet! You can even turn your resume into an infographic. But the folks behind online presentation tool PowToon believe that videographics are the new wave of infographics and, to that end, they’ve made it easy for users to turn plain old infographics into moving video stories.
LinkedIn released a graphic today identifying the most common childhood dream jobs by country. For the United States, the professional social network identified dream jobs for boys and girls. There was zero overlap between the two. All but one of the most popular dream jobs in the world in the sciences: engineer, pilot, doctor or nurse, scientist and teacher. Teacher was the most popular dream job in the U.S., but also the only one of the most coveted jobs to appear on the girls’ wish list.
You’ve tried post-it notes, you’ve tried pocket calendars, you may have even set an alarm on your phone, but have you tried using your social networks to help you finish your to-do list? Well is a social app that lets you post what you’d like to accomplish, from walking your dog to swimming the English Channel. The makers of Well have been poking around their social graph to find out how many tasks users in different parts of the country have actually finished since they’ve started using the app. Here’s a shocker for you: laid-back Californians are more productive than New Yorkers.
Google+, the social extension of Google, has circled its way into our hearts (by way of our other Google accounts) to become one of the world’s top social networks. But who’s on it right now and, more importantly, which profiles are exploding with activity? Starting this week, SocialTimes will bring you the week’s 9 most engaging people and pages on Google+. They’ve been ranked, explained, and sorted into a helpful chart that’s powered by our analytics tool, GPlusData.
In a recent survey, more than one third of respondents claimed that social content changed their minds about something they intended to buy. Recommendations from friends and consumer or expert reviews were only part of that equation. Shoppers now expect a lot more help from brands while they’re shopping online.
You’ve been elected “mayor” of several coffee shops, your Klout score is off the charts, and to commemorate the occasion, you have just taken a picture of yourself on Instagram and posted the news to your blog. What are you, a social media guru? No, you are sick, according to the makers of this infographic.
Marketers who threaten the Reddit community with spammy links and boring content will likely be destroyed, says Prestige Marketing. On the link-sharing site known as the “Front Page of the Internet,” only the strong survive.
TThe decision to add a new network to your social strategy is never easy — each one takes time and resources to maintain. According to the makers of this infographic, Pinterest is a good one to add to the list. Domo.com and CEO.com assembled this handy guide to Pinterest for CEOs.
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Twitter Founders Want to Reinvent Digital Publishing – Again (Mashable)
Twitter founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone want to shake up the digital publishing world with their latest venture, Medium. The pair, who also worked together on Blogger, announced the new platform Tuesday. GigaOM The new collaborative publishing tool lets people contribute as much or as little as they want to themed “collections” of content. The idea, the founders said in a blog post, is that people should be able to publish without “the burden of becoming a blogger” and worrying about developing an audience. The Next Web The platform has a grid-based layout and appears to fall somewhere between Twitter and Blogger as an option for content creators. The interface for photographs is especially gorgeous, taking up the full window with the image and relegating chrome to the corners of the screen. TechCrunch Anyone can read and give feedback on Medium entries now, with publishing access to roll out from friends and family to more people soon. To start, there are four collections. VentureBeat
The big question is, does the Internet have room for one more publishing platform? And if it does, is Medium the lucky one out of a sea of competing products? Read more
Over the last few years, Marvel has churned out a series of blockbusters that merge the comic book maker’s universe of characters into one intertwining plot, like when Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Hulk fought side by side in The Avengers. See what fans have to say about their favorite Marvel heroes in this infographic from Networked Insights.