The History of Data Storage:Infographic

Data storage technology has undergone an unprecedented explosion in development and evolution over the last three decades. You may have probably seen a photo about data storage that has been circulating in Facebook and other social media networks. In that clever photo, one panel showed a 250 MB hard disk developed by IBM. The hard disk was as huge as the external unit in a split type airconditioner and required a trolley for it to be transported. The other photo showed a 32GB microSD card. That photo clearly illustrated in stark contrast how much data storage technology has grown and developed – that data that used to fit in a storage medium as large as a refrigerator can now be just a blip in a storage medium as small as your fingernail. Even blog-software cannot fit in the very first hard drives!
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Instagram Shut Down Hurt Twitter [Infographic]

instagram shut down hurt Twitter

When Twitter cut off Instagram from its API there were questions about the effect the move would have on Twitter. As it turns out the shutdown hurt Twitter’s quarter-over-quarter engagement per photo fell, while Instagram’s own engagement increased by 30 percent.

While Twitter has put a lot of stock in the Twitter Cards system, specifically Twitter Photo Cards, it turns out that most users would rather click on a link to view Instagram photos.

The team at Column Five visualized the entire shift from Twitter to Instagram in a new infographic. Column Five worked with Simply Measured in February 2013 to determine the shift caused by the Twitter shut down of Instagram.

What Column Five and Simply Measured discovered was that engagement with brands since that time has grown by 35% on Instagram while brand follower count grew by 41%.

They also offer some helpful tips for tracking your social media photo sharing, for example, use Instagram for photo sharing on Facebook to increase engagement.

If you want to increase Twitter engagement you need to upload pictures directly to the Twitter photo sharing system and not through Instagram.

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SEO in 2013: year of the consumer

If you have a website and you actively monitor keywords (and you should do the latter if have the former!) to bring in traffic, then you probably know the situation on the Web has changed a bit in the past year or two. Algorithms have been altered to help content creation get a kickstart; from a users point of view, this is great news. From a strict SEO view, however, things may appear more dicey.
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Photos And Videos Are Best Storytelling Devices For Social Media [Infographic]

Video and Photo For Social Sharing

Facebook video sharingIf you want to grab the biggest audience possible on Facebook, Twitter and other social sharing networks your best bet is to post videos and photos that capture the eyes and ears of your listeners. A recently study by the team atM Boothand the media measurement firmSimply Measuredhas found that social media reach is best achieved through visual elements.

So what better way to showcase the visual virality of the world wide webs than through the use of an Infraphic.

In their showcase the company’s learned that videos are shared 12 times more than posts that simply feature links and text. Not surprising since users tend to be more invested in videos which take longer to watch and typically provide a good amount of eye candy or context.

The same study also found that photos while not as effective as video posts are still shared two times more than text posts on social networks. [Read more…]

How Instagram got to $1 Billion [Infographic]

Instagram's Meteoric Rise

It’s not every day that a mobile app is acquired by a social media giant for a cool one billion dollars- which explains why Instagram’s acquisition by Facebook was one of the hottest topics a few weeks ago. Infographic Labs, which previously created an infographic on the Rise of Instagram, tracks Instagram’s journey to $1 billion with this infographic design:
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Pinterest Interest Skyrockets, Soars Over 2.3 Billion Pageviews [Infographic]

Pinterest Logo

Pinterest LogoPinterest is still in closed beta but that hasn’t stopped the relatively new social network from racking up 4 million unique visitors a day with 2.3 billion pageviews.

In celebration of the new social network darlings achioevements the team at Tamba has created an infographic that highlights the increased amount of interested in the Pinterest system.

Launched 25 short months ago Pinterest has grown to include full-on Twitter and Facebook integration while providing 250,000 iPhone users with the Pinterest app for mobile browsing. The team at Pinterest has also managed to add a dedicated following to its system where users spend an average of 14.2 minutes browsing the visually stunning social link sharing network.

Throw in more referrals than the more popular Twitter and Facebook social network systems and its easy to see why this network has become a “business darling” in recent months.

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BranchOut Facebook App Reaches 25 Million Users, Raises $25 Million [Infographic]

BranchOut Reaches 25 Million Users

BranchOut Reaches 25 Million UsersFacebook professional growth app BranchOut has caught on with Facebook users at a rate of 3 new users per second and now in celebration of the company’s 25 million users milestone the company has released an official infographic that celebrates BranchOut’s growth and its recent $25 million in Series C financing ($49 million to date).

In the infographic some interesting numbers are shared, for example BranchOut took just 16 months to reach 25 million users whereas LinkedIn took 65 months to reach that same level of service. BranchOut also points out that it is more apt to grab a more broad audience including “new college graduates, retail workers, nurses, software engineers and military veterans re-entering the workforce.”

The graphic also shows how reliant the company is on Facebook, using the social network to attract 55% of its user base. The company also shows its global reach with 40% of users in the United States and 60% located at international areas all over the world.

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Work Smarter Not Harder. An Infographic For The Workplace

Water Cooler Business Chat

Water Cooler Business ChatA recent study has found that one in three workers are completely or partially dissatisfied with on-the-job stress, in many cases those workers are likely suffering because they work extremely long hours when they should be working smarter and not working harder.

The team at  Best Masters Degrees has put together a clever infographic that highlights some simple tricks we can all use to work smarter while avoiding excessive hours an unneeded headaches.

For example the infographic suggests that 20 minutes of hard work followed by a short jaunt to the water cooler, restroom or another location can keep you focused and working faster than long periods isolated at your desk.

The infographic also suggests waiting five minutes before responding to an email so your brain can develop a thought out answer that can be sent quickly without the need to rewrite parts of the email after you compose it.  [Read more…]