Category Archives: Social Media

Ideal Length for Online Content – [INFOGRAPHIC]

A simple guide for the ideal length of all your online content.


(h/t thenextweb)

Where Stuff Lives – [INFOGRAPHIC]

Doghousediaries’ nice visual representation of where your data lives.

(h/t sunlightfoundation)

Mapping the World in Tweets – [VISUALIZATION]

The folks over at Twitter have created some astonishing maps using billions of geotagged tweets. Every dot on the maps below represents a geotagged tweet, with the brighter colors showing high concentrations of tweets.




North America:

(h/t worldbank)

Champions League Final in Lego and Twitter – [VISUALIZATION]

Bayern Munchen’s 2:1 victory against┬áBorussia Dortmund in this year’s Champions League securing their fifth title in Europe’s most prestigious football cup. For anyone who missed this trilling finale, the Guardian has recreated a shortened version of the match in Lego.

Twitter also visualized the final – in terms of tweets per minute and player mentions.

(h/t mashable)

Jittery Financial Markets In One Graph – [GRAPHS]

Earlier this week the Associated Press reported its official Twitter account was hacked. The hacker tweeted out that there had been a White House explosion causing a huge drop in the Dow Jones Industrial Average before it quickly recovered.

(h/t Sunlightfoundation)

Anatomy of Twitter – [FUNNY]

A visual representation of who’s on Twitter. Seems about right to me…

(via Sarahl)

New York: Foursquare check-ins after Sandy – [VISUALIZATION]

Foursquare has released a heat-map of check-ins showing the impact of Hurricane Sandy on check-ins throughout Manhattan. The visualization shows how the southern half of the city, which suffered blackouts and flooding, reflects a steep drop in online activity post-sandy.

(via Gigaom)


Why Save PBS — some powerful statistics on why America’s Public Service Broadcaster should be protected.
Why Save PBS?

Summer 2012 by Google Maps – [INFOGRAPHIC]

The folks over at Google Maps have crafted a nifty infographic outlining the summer search activity on in various countries. From the end of May to the beginning of September, the infographic highlights some of the top-rising searches and most often-searched landmarks on Google Maps.
Summer 2012

From the blog post:

North Americans sought out the best local beaches to help cool off from the summer heat. In comparison, many more people from Spain, Italy and France searched for community swimming pools. In cooler areas of the U.K. the rising Google Maps searches included many indoor activities such as squash, bars and going to the gym. And, as expected, travel was a clear choice for the summer, as indicated by a surge in searches for lodging in almost every region.

Premier League Versus La Liga – [INFOGRAPHIC]

The folks over at thescore created this great infographic a few weeks ago to highlight the differences and similarities between arguably Europe’s two best football leagues. The flamboyance and money of the English Premier League, versus the technical prowess of the Spanish La Liga. The Infographic takes a look how both leagues figure in the world of social media, versus the real world.

Premier League Versus La Liga

(via thescore)