If you care about SEO, this is kind of interesting. Personally, I think it’s a chart of which industries are clearly taking too much money out of our pockets if they can afford to pay that much per click. I’d love to suggest we all click on every insurance ad we see just to stick it to them – but they’d probably just raise our rates to makes up the difference. (via)
Interesting chart of how companies, employees, and acquisitions are all intertwined in the tech industry. Pay attention to which way the arrows are pointing (they look just like lines at first).
Believe it or not, when I title my posts, I do occasionally try to show mercy to my readers who are already skittish about browsing “chartporn.org” from work. This is one of those times. You’re welcome.
I like that they normalized the results to account for volume.
Interesting history of falling hard drive price and internet bandwidth costs. It is the bottoming out of these graphs that is making cloud computing possible. Thanks to David V. for the link!
Do you have an excellent idea for a website? This flowchart will tell you whether you have everything you need to make it a reality. (posted by digital talent agency Vitamin T – which explains all the web developer brown nosing – hehe.)
A well thought out flowchart from the US Air Force on communication strategies for responding to blog posts and comments.
Pharmaceutical company Pfizer adapted the Air Force’s version for their own use:
Either of which are preferable to the the instinctual response:
From an article over at Wired about why they keep getting cheaper. (via)
Over 5000 per second. (via)
Less depressing, the same flickr feed also has cool video of tweets per second on New Year’s Eve 2010 – you can watch midnight travel around the globe.
Gartner regularly maps out technology markets’ competitiveness – with one quadrant on their chart being “magic”. Well, this time they’ve mapped out Magicians. Thanks to Linda Smith for the link!
$480 million of revenue. Each box is a Groupon deal. The colors identify the city. Width (price) times height (number sold) equals area (revenue). Roll over any deal to see what it was for — lots of weird stuff in there.
Yahoo labs examined over 40 million likes on 45 different news/blog sites to see what people are interested in. The most popular article: “Why Chinese Mothers are Superior”; “New Zodiac Signs” was #2. Yes, this means our civilization is doomed, but in the meantime there are some interesting findings about articles’ social popularity and lifespans, and recommendations for more efficient social marketing (barf). Below are word clouds for the New York Times and Engadget – colors indicate how many likes the word received, size indicates how many articles the word appeared in. They have similar clouds for 27 different sites. (via Data Pointed)
Chart of average article social lifespans:
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