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understanding social media with visual data and infographics
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Infographic: the History of Social Media

Infographic: the History of Social Media | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

There’s nothing new under the sun?

There’s an assumption that, just because social media keeps evolving and we start to use new tools, that ‘social media’ is a new phenomenon. Nothing could be further from the truth.


This informative infographic tells the story of how people have been social on the internet, from the birth of email and Usenet to up-to-date tools like Pinterest and Google+.

Lauren Moss's insight:

Interesting timeline of events, statistics + trends, as they pertain to the 'social history of the internet'...

The format and graphics enable a strong and clear visual understanding of the content being shared and a straightforward means to compare various points in time with regard to the internet in general, as well as specific social media platforms.

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, December 21, 2012 8:15 AM

Mooie tijdlijn over de recente geschiedenis van social media. Wat stond er in die eerste e-mail? En daarvoor dan? Dinosaurussen! LOL

Abeer Muhammad's curator insight, December 27, 2012 5:15 AM

#SM from the beginning. 

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Visual Information & How It Affects Website Traffic [Infographic]

Visual Information & How It Affects Website Traffic [Infographic] | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
Educate yourself about the importance of visual information on your website. With infographics, you will gain a lot more traffic for your growing website.

Visual information is processed faster by the brain, with 90% of all the information that we take in is visual. But the thing with visual information is also that unless it’s a really good story or article, people don’t want to read through a whole page of text when he or she could do something else more fun. So, throw in an infographic with visual information, and you’ll have a winner...

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12 Things You *Must* do After Writing a New Blog Post [with Infographic]

12 Things You *Must* do After Writing a New Blog Post [with Infographic] | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
I see a lot of great blog posts go to waste simply because the writer or marketer didn’t understand how content marketing works (if this includes you, read this post on 98 Content Marketing Articles to Make You an Insomniac). These people are relying on the “build it and they will come mentality” which just doesn’t work unless you have a giant powerhouse with a massive existing readership.

So how can you get the word out about your latest and greatest?

The infographic at the link has a 12-point checklist that walks you through an useful process...

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[Infographic] What are the Best Times to Blog?

[Infographic] What are the Best Times to Blog? | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
One of the most popular webinars I've ever worked on, The Science of Timing was also one of my favorite.

If you haven’t seen it, go check out the on-demand recording... In it, I present data I’ve collected over three years about the effect timing has on a variety of online marketing activities, including blogging. Here is an infographic that represents a collection of the three most important stats I have about when to publish blog posts...

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10 Best WordPress Infographics

10 Best WordPress Infographics | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

These infographics gives a better understanding of facts & figures relating to WordPress. The number of users of WordPress across the globe is quite large and this is because of the flexibility provided by this CMS software. Bloggers have been using this software to manage their website over the internet. Here, we present before you 10 Best WordPress Infographics that will let you know a lot about WordPress, which you might be using right now. They are very easy to understand and creatively portrayed.

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Infographics for Bloggers

Infographics for Bloggers | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
Many folks are making a living online out of blogging.

Blogging can be a lucrative business for those who are passionate about it and don’t mind going out of their comfort zone to make their business work. Bloggers do need to wear multiple hats. They will have to worry about their site’s design, tools to use on it, and many other things. Here are 5 infographics that could help those interested in this field get a better sense for it...

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5 Reasons Why Infographics Are Important To Your Blog

5 Reasons Why Infographics Are Important To Your Blog | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
If you have a blog, incorporating infographics is an absolute must. Not only will the use of infographics help to elevate your blog’s ranking on search engines, but they will also make your blog more engaging.
They also have the potential to help you gain more readers and subscribers, and they can help you get your point across much more effectively than plain text...

(Read the complete article for 5 reasons why you should consider infographics in social media and blogging)
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5 Companies that are Rocking Social Media [infographic]

5 Companies that are Rocking Social Media [infographic] | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
Success in social media isn’t something that happens overnight. As the old adage says, it’s a marathon, not a sprint, and organizations looking for shortcuts and (especially) advice from self-pronounced gurus are often left scratching their heads in bewilderment.


This infographic takes a closer look at how five very-different brands are rocking social media.

Social media technologies take on many different forms including magazines, Internet forums, weblogs, social blogs, microblogging, wikis, social networks, podcasts, photographs or pictures, video, rating and social bookmarking. This visualization defines how these types of Social Media differ according to the extent to which they focus on some of all of seven functional building blocks: identity, conversations, sharing, presence, relationships, reputation, and groups.


Read on and view the infographic to learn how these 5 companies (Dell, Morton's, Unisys, KLM & ABC) are successfully utilizing social media in various ways, and details on the benefits for both their customers and business model...

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Past, Present and Future of Blogging: 3 Infographics | Jeffbullas's Blog

Past, Present and Future of Blogging: 3 Infographics | Jeffbullas's Blog | visualizing social media | Scoop.it
Blogging started in the 1990's as online diaries. In 2011 Huffington Post, which became the largest blog in the world was sold to Yahoo for $315 million. Blogging has changed!

We are witnessing the biggest revolution in publishing since the Gutenberg press was invented over 570 years ago. The printing press enabled writers to become best selling authors by providing them with the means to mass produce books for the first time. Authors that were in the right place at the right time included Luther and Erasmus (who was reputed to have sold 750,000 copies during his lifetime)...

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Most Popular Design Blogs By Social Media…

Most Popular Design Blogs By Social Media… | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

Many of our friends on Twitter have design blogs, and frankly, that was the initial way we got connected. In fact, I started using Twitter because I thought that some of these people had some curious content that I constantly wanted to check out.

For someone who loves design, it’s easy to find what you want by just googling what you are after, but finding blogs that you continuously want to visit can sometimes be hard. Tech King, the masters of putting together some really useful infographics, have been hard at work putting the most popular design blogs into one infographic. The whole theme of the infographic is that it’s based upon what social following they have. It’s a system that makes serious sense if you think about it...

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Social Media Bigger And More Influential Than Ever

Social Media Bigger And More Influential Than Ever | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

The use of social media continues to grow at a rapid pace, with platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and LinkedIn hungrily consuming the attention of the masses and connecting them with almost everything they buy, watch and read – online and off.

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Popular Design Blogs by Twitter Followers and Facebook Fans

Popular Design Blogs by Twitter Followers and Facebook Fans | visualizing social media | Scoop.it

Ten months ago the chaps at TechKing published an infographic with the most popular web design blogs and their followings on both Twitter and Facebook.  Now they decided to update that graphic and see where those same blogs stand today.  As you can see, the fans and followers have increased a good bit in the last ten months, some changes appeared and some new players popped up.

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