I only wish I could nap! I have a hard enough time sleeping through the night with my overactive mind! I thought this was a fun info graphic for a Friday!
The reason we all feel overwhelmed … And to think that Pinterest is missing … (via Social media marketing landscape complicated - Business Insider)
Informative and easy to read infographic about the differences, benefits and points of leverage for 4 major social networks. The statistics are quite interesting as well; a few shocked me!
A very cool graphic that shows how customers ‘orbit’ your brand and that’s exactly how things feel in our interconnected, very online world: we receive news via tweets, posts, rss feeds, newsletters, etc. and our interaction with a brand happens on various planes and not in a linear way. Great infographic via Pure Matter.
Dystopian fiction is more popular than it has been in more than 50 years. Whether it’s the result of political turmoil, global financial crises, or other anxieties, readers are craving books about ruthless governments and terrifying worlds.
The new breed of dystopian novels combines classic dystopian themes of cruel governments and violent, restrictive worlds with a few new twists—badass heroines and romance. To mark the movie release of the most popular of this new wave of books, The Hunger Games, we examined the history of the dystopian genre to see how it has evolved and why it’s so popular today. (via Blog Post: The Dystopian Timeline to The Hunger Games [INFOGRAPHIC])
It is unsurprising that Encyclopedia Brittanica has decided to shut down production of print volumes. Unfortunately they weren’t able to capture their customer loyalty, leverage their brand value, and engage with their market in a way that could have allowed them to keep the print editions alive. This is an info graphic that compares EB to Wikipedia (via Encyclopedia Britannica vs. Wikipedia [INFOGRAPHIC]):
I’m a little saddened, if only because EB is historic, and I used to love the smell of the books, way back when my family had them. I would pick up a random volume, open a page and learn something new and interesting.
Apart from the obvious - certain well kept editions are collectors’ items - I think EB could do some form of printed edition, whether it is limited, collectible, or otherwise embellished or augmented - for those who might like to own a set. It would be like owning a piece of history, beautifully bound and frozen in time. Perhaps we can choose which year’s set we want to own - was 2005 or 2011 particularly momentous or meaningful to someone? They can buy that particular set. History - Frozen - In Time. The facts as they were then, captured in a moment when changes are taking place at breakneck speeds.
I hope that the legacy of Encyclopedia Brittanica lives on. It holds a place in my memories, in fact, I can still conjure up the smell of the pages and the feeling of flipping through them.
As my SXSW winds down and I try to make order in my brain of all the information I’ve absorbed over the last 6 days, I wanted to share these beautiful, fun, helpful, visual mind-map style notes created for many of the keynote sessions created at SXSW 2012.
Click through for the entire collection, by Ogilvy notes, and you’ll feel like you were (almost) here. I’m pasting a couple below: