February 24, 2021

Infographic: "Social Network Wars: How The Five Major Platforms Stack Up"

Sarah Kessler and Emily Caufield at Mashable have done an impressive job putting together a helpful infographic that allows you to quickly determine and compare key features on five social networking platforms. The infographic might make a useful training handout and/or link to share. Direct to Infographic The Platforms Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Tumblr The […]

Reference: Interactive Charts/Maps: "Markets and Economy: U.S. Downgrade Spurs Turmoil"

Direct to Complete Package From the Associated Press. A set of interactive charts/maps re: U.S. economy. World S&P Ratings Map Monthly Year-Over-Year Changes in the Major Stock Market Indexes of 3o Countries S&P Weekly Closes Since 1970 A Look at U.S. Gross Domestic Product and Economic Recessions in the Past Three Decades GDP Explained First […]

New Interactive Map: "World Debt Comparison: The Global Debt Clock"

Direct to “World Debt Comparison: The Global Debt Clock” (via The Economist) Data Available (2004-2012): Public Debt Per Person Total Public Debt Total Annual Debt Change Public Debt as a % of GDP Data (Back to 2000) Provided by the Economist Intelligence Unit Side-by-Side country comparisons also available. Hat Tip/Thanks: Visual Loop       […]

Infographic: The Periodic Table Of The Social Web

We think you’ll like this both interesting and useful. Maybe even fun. Social media companies replace elements on the table. Direct to infographic (via the Favo.rs Blog) Hat Tip/Thanks: Visual Loop

Reference Desk: Infographic: Largest Data Breaches of All Time and the DataLossDB

The infographic comes was designed by Nathan Yau at Flowing Data. Direct to Largest Data Breaches of All Time” infographic The data for the infographic comes via the DataLossDB from the Open Security Foundation. This is an EXCELLENT resource tracking data losses around the globe. Plus, stats, links to other databases, a daily update, monthly reports, […]

Fast Facts: A Look at Some of What Happens Every 60 Seconds on the Internet (Infographic)

Infographic by Shanghai Web Designers We like to share infographics around here but prefer to limit what we pass along to those where source info is provided. In this case, we’re going to make an exception. More about that in a moment. Shanghai Web Design has compiled an infographic providing a look at some of […]

Reference Shelf: Diagram of Compound Where Osama Bin Laden Was Captured

Here’s a color diagram (PDF) of Abbottabad Compound where Osama Bin Laden was killed. The diagram was posted by The Hill who said in a tweet that it was provided by the U.S. Department of Defense. Also, the Washington Post provides a diagram of the compound along with Google Earth imagery and raw video footage.

Free Access Thru June 30th: "Information Visualization" (A SAGE Publication)

Those of you with an academic interest in a very “hot” topic at the present time might be interested to learn that Information Visualization (a journal from SAGE) is offering free, full text access through June. Direct to Information Visualization Vol 1.1 (2010) –

Social Media: Milestones: LinkedIn Passes 100 Millions Members Mark

From a Blog Post by LinkedIn CEO, Jeff Weiner: We’re now growing at roughly one million new LinkedIn members every week, the equivalent of a professional joining the site at faster than one member per second. So, what does all this growth really mean? We’re making great progress toward our ultimate goal: to connect all […]

Infographic: "An Internet Timeline of the Egyptian Uprising"

Direct to Infographic From our shores, the Egyptian uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak might seem like it happened in a flash — that it was one great crescendo that reached a tidy and inevitable climax. But for Egyptians themselves, the protests and clashes must have seemed like a roller coaster — day by day, the […]