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:
A friend posts that they are pregnant, what should your comment be?
Daniel Huffman filtered 1.5 million tweets from March and April 2010 and mapped the rate of profanity across America. (via; note: the link below is to a 12mb pdf file)
It’s surprising to me how often the organizations who create the data are so rarely the ones who take the time to visualize it properly <cough! US Government Cough!>. However in the below example TV habit watchdog nielsen has done a fine job of summing up the television and mobile phone markets. (via)
A very cool look at the cost and popularity of gadgets since the 1980s – covering phones, computers, TV, video, and audio. You can clearly see the “digital revolution” start around 2000, killing off earlier technologies; it’s also interesting to see the cost of any gizmo fall over time (the circles get smaller). By Alicia Parlapiano for the Washington post. (related article)
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