Don’t you just love social media? It’s all happy little birds and fluffy white cloud-based software. I’d go on, but a picture paints a thousand words. This latest infographic from Flowtown channels the wisdom of Bob Ross, the PBS television host known for his magnificent hair, his cheerful demeanor, and his talent for painting landscapes really, really quickly.
Ross’ show, “The Joy of Painting,” ran from January 11, 1983 to May 17, 1994 before his death in 1995. If only he had lived to give us a new Web series on YouTube! His posthumous paint-fest begins with a Happy Mega Mountain – that is, a snow-covered Matterhorn with the social media giant Facebook waving its flag on top.
In each landscape, “Ross” fills in the details of what has become of each of our favorite networks, from the “deserted destination” that is now Google Buzz, to the meadow littered with Darth Vader helmets that we like to call StumbleUpon. The infographic mixes wry commentary with a few of Ross’ most beloved catch phrases and some painting tips.
See what’s new with Instagram, Digg, Reddit, Color, Path and many others. It would take Bob Ross’ speed to be able to capture all this on canvas before it changes again. Enjoy.
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