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A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably...
Via Rosário Durão, Luciana Viter, Evdokia Roka, sarspri, Juergen Wagner, Chris Jaeglin
As 2013 begins, social media marketing has already grown a bit old school. Today, the marketing world is still hot on the social media marketing trail, but the trail has diverged. There are different paths with cheerleaders along the way no matter which path a marketer follows.
Ideally, marketers should find the path down the middle that marries all of the elements of social media marketing, but most are not there yet. Many of today’s marketers are still choosing a single path to focus on or jumping back and forth.
For example, those paths include the data and metrics focus, the storytelling focus, the visual focus, and more. This article hones in on the visual focus with the help of two great infographics that visually share the data and tell the story of visual storytelling. Appropriate, don’t you think?...
Via Jeff Domansky, Martin (Marty) Smith, massimo facchinetti
Learn how to create stunning infographics - without spending hundreds of dollars on a graphic designer or losing your mind - in just 30 minutes or less.
The Piktochart site (free): http://piktochart.com/
Via Baiba Svenca, Alfredo Corell, NikolaosKourakos, Lynnette Van Dyke, Jim Lerman, kallen214
The Internet offers so many more possibilities for small businesses than ever before. The online marketing opportunities are limitless, and it can be done with the social networks that you use everyday.
So, 'Why Build Your Brand Online?' The answer is simple, because that’s where everyone is. People are going to look for information about your business all hours of the day, everyday. Give your customers the opportunity to see your brand and message at all times. Let them develop a loyalty to your business via the Internet, and the increased opportunities for revenue rewards will likely soon follow.
Learn more about online branding and more tips for business development through social media at the article link...
Via Lauren Moss
Let’s be honest, we don’t like to read big pieces of text. Text-heavy graphs are rather difficult for understanding, especially when dealing with numbers and statistics. That is why illustrations and flowcharts are often used for such kind of information.
An infographic, or a visual representation of study or data, like anything else, can be done right or wrong. How to create a successful infographic? A good idea and a good design.
Stop by the link for more on what defines an infographic, what contributes to its popularity, as well as the various types of infographics and references for tutorials and best practices.
Additional topics covered include:The major parts of an infographic How to create an infographic Developing ideas & organizing data Research & sources Typography, graphics & color Facts & conclusions Designing & Editing
Via Lauren Moss
Did you know that Twitter is grabbing more new registrations than Facebook, with more than half of its entire userbase compromised of people who have signed up in the last year, compared to just 19 percent for Mark Zuckerberg’s baby?
What if I said that almost a quarter (23 percent) of Facebook users check their account five or more times each day, Twitter users are 33 percent more likely to be Democrats or – sorry Foursquare – that 74 percent of Americans are unfamiliar with the concept of ‘checking in’.
These, and several other amazing social media statistics, can be found in the infographic on social media statistics...
Via Lauren Moss, John van den Brink, Gladys Pintado, Firas Ghunaim, Khaled El Ahmad, David Hain, Lynnette Van Dyke, Jim Lerman, Vicente Montiel
Provided By: OnlineColleges.net...
Gust MEES: please accept my Critical-Thinking again! Education makes a great publishing with Infographics and Blogs, BUT they forget every time to consider "IT-Security" and "Privacy" which I start to... sorry... I am from Europe, we take it more serious...
Check here for better protection on "Privacy" and also "IT-Security:
Via Gust MEES
This infographic provides a visual guide and a brief synopsis of different uses for Twitter.
It includes information about how Twitter can be used as a tool for information, customer service, networking, business management and website management.
Via Lauren Moss, Lynnette Van Dyke, Terheck, John van den Brink
Today, no longer is having a high school diploma is enough to land a good job and support family. College is key today, but finding the funds to pay for it can be tricky. Brick and mortar institutions cost a fortune, and most have to work while going to school. But for those who can't juggle both, online learning can be a great option.
We know what that you may think this avenue is for slackers, but have a look at our infographic below, and your opinion may just change.
Via Gust MEES, Dennis T OConnor
An easy way to create infographics and posters with ready-made visual themes - vhemes.
Wow -- I see several templates I'm going to use today for my work with clients. What fun! This platform looks easy to use and I hope it is. Talk about some great visual storytelling!
In the meantime, I hope you find some templates you can use. Enjoy playing!
Thanks to fellow curator Baiba Svenca for finding this and sharing!
This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;
Via Baiba Svenca, Karen Dietz
We all know that as students progress through their school years, their homework load increases. Fifteen year olds may look longingly back to when they were ten and had a whole lot less work to do at home. According to the handy infographic below, the average 6-8 year old spends 9 hours per week studying, vs. 14 hours per week for college students. That doesn’t seem so awful, especially when you consider that the average student spends 4.39 hours per day watching television.
Via Alfredo Calderon, Gust MEES, ABroaderView
What kind of social media are graduate students using to enhance their education? They may have different goals from your standard K-12 student as they want to focus on networking, connections, and employment opportunities.
Via Gust MEES, donhornsby
This piece was posted by Loren Sorenson for Hubspot, I selected it because as she says "If you aren’t prepared for the visual content revolution, you may be left in the dust.
Not convinced? Let's take a look at exactly how visual contentis positively contributing to marketing strategies -- it may just give you the push you need
"Learn why visual content is a critical part of your content creation strategy.
Here are some highlights:
**People remember only 20% of what they read
**83% of learning is visual
Condenses and Explains Large Amounts of Information
**Today, there is too much information on the Internet you have about 3 seconds to catch someone’s eyes so they'll consume your information.
Gives Your Brand an Identity
**Visual content draws people in, letting viewers better understand your brand's identity
Drives User Engagement
**If you've ever read a book with a child, you probably know they find pictures more interesting than words; but are adults really that different?
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/Ifujbp]