Social Network Activity Demographics InfoGraphic Bubbles Tell The Tale

Bubbles Diamante Poem Describes Nature of Social Networks

Social Bubbles
Bubbles
Round Liquid
Expanding Enclosing Floating
Soap Tension Circle Gas
Spinning Colliding Merging
Hover, Sputter
Burst
* * *

It's A Dog Eat Dog or Fish Eat Fish World

A cartoon to depict the chain of command.
A cartoon to depict the chain of command. | Source

Creating Bubbles As Graphic Illustrations

Information Graphics all the rage today and increasing in popularity draw people's attention to trending topics. Graphic designers get to take all kinds of statistics and data and crunch them down to colorful images using typography and pictures.

At one time, mainstream media reporting, like the New York Times or Wall Street Journal had a market on these forms of graphics. Not anymore. Now people clamber to see what's hot with a scroll of their mouse down, down, down the page and we have no limit anymore on space.

Man, if this coverage and dimension was claimed for newspaper print space it would not only cost a literal fortune, it would not even fit vertically down the page. The only limitation on the computer screen to make it look pretty concerns the width or horizontal rule.

A demonstration below shows a small sample of the larger variety I've seen elsewhere that can depict anything from demographics about a country, population, living conditions, and especially today, social network activity.

People want to know where to spend their time, effort and energy. What will pay off the biggest returns? Where do people spend their time and interact? Everyone wants to be THERE!

From this graphic we learn that:

  • Google takes up the widest margin of popularity
  • Tumblr and Pinterest (the new ones on the block) trailing head-to-head
  • Twitter takes third place, not too shabby for a micro-blog
  • Linked-In has her fair share as a targeted business network
  • MySpace takes a back seat and the die hards who started there continue their affiliations, especially if they share photos and music
  • Google+ shuffles along at the tail end and I'm not sure she will stick around, depending upon what she does to improve her standing against the big boys

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Do you think the infographics shown above is accurate?

Let's see. Where do you spend most of your time?

  • FaceBook
  • Tumblr
  • Pinterest
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • MySpace
  • Google+
See results without voting

Zooming In and Zooming Out

Just as in the housing market, the investment market and all places where people place hunches and risks think, "This is the next big thing where I can make my fortune!" All things come to an end with an explosion or a fizzle. Pop! Poof! Someone may have burst or shattered your bubble, your belief, your life or whatever you were building or counting on for your future.

The Nature of Physics

Or, alternatively, the newest craze, whether its GaGa or Pinterest that soars high in the sky like lightening that you didn't see coming, they can be here today and gone tomorrow. That's why we call it a bubble that fills with expectation in the air and then either bursts the higher it goes without any oxygen or deflates and lands flat on the ground.

Not really a good feeling, but we all love to play with bubbles. It's human nature.

And so, the same with social networking. In time, it will have all changed and look so different than it does today. All forms of communication build one upon the next from hieroglyphics, to iPads, who knows what's next?

What is your Prediction For The Future of Facebook?

WHAT IS YOUR PREDICTION FOR THE FUTURE OF FACEBOOK? Hype, hype and more hype. People tried to maneuver and gain from this social network as it went on the big board. The infographic shows how many people spend a good portion of their lives on that social network without thinking that their personal information, data, conversations, photographs, friend lists and more all belong to FaceBook, who can use this to data-mine and sell your information. What's your prediction for the future of FaceBook?

Another Kind Of Bubble Graphic

The graph below can be considered an infographic, as well, that also speaks of bubbles that get all blown out of proportion and one day can pop!

Resource Links:

  • FaceBook IPO Raises Regulatory Concerns | Why open offering of $38 per share was too high, when initial investors dumped shares at $42 mark. Investors say Mogan Stanley, which may make $100 million in fees on the I.P.O., bank set the price too high and sold too many shares to the public. A company cannot comment or disclose new information about its business or prospects unless it does so publicly by amending its prospectus. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/05/22/facebook-i-p-o-raises-regulatory-concerns/

CNN Money Report |
CNN Money Report | | Source

I couldn't resist sharing this wonderful homage to FaceBook

FaceBook | The new translation tool may make this social network soar even higher.

Utilizing the diamante poetry form, we learn the qualities of both the bubble and social networks using nouns, adjectives, gerunds the poet constructs seven lines.

About the Author

Debby Bruck, CHOM loves to write about various topics on Hubpages. As a graphic designer she loves to find the finest graphics to display information in a very graphic and expository way. Plus, poetry as a form of expression can't be beat. Debby is the founder of Homeopathy World Community a social network of professional homeopaths enlightening the world to the healing powers of energy medicines. She hosts numerous radio shows each week on a variety of health topics. Debby believes that homeopathy is the wave of the future that provides hope and healing to those who have tried every other approach. Follow Debby on Twitter

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teaches12345 4 years ago

I personallly like the infographic bubble method of posting stats. Most of us are visual learners and it is easy to view and understand quickly. I believe the percentages are correctly shown on the bubble. Thanks for the information on trends. I always like to keep on top of things in the tech world. Voted up!


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Thanks Teach. These trends change so quickly you never know what's up or down. Pinterest seems to have sky rocketed out of nowhere! I don't use Tumblr and don't really use Pinerest either. Keeping up with HP, Twitter and FaceBook seems to be all I can manage. Three's a crowd! Blessings to you, Debby


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

I spend most of my time here on HP! I have never been big on social networks. I sign up then forget that I am a member and a year goes by and I am like: "Didn't I have a membership there?" so I have to reset password and the forgetful cycle starts again.

Recently, since I realized that maybe networking can get me some real friends and traffic, I stated hanging out on FB but it can get a bit tedious. I am more interested in writing.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Dear Cardisa ~ I really like your focused way of working and getting a lot accomplished by writing and staying put in one place. As you see in the graphic, HP does not even make a blip on the screen. But, who knows, maybe one day it will be there! Blessings, Debby


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Debby,

I most of my time on hubpages but lately have been spending more time on facebook than I usually do as I have joined a couple of groups that I really enjoy.

I am not interested in statistics but I rather see them in a graphic bubble then having to read through a bunch of text.

Voted up and interesting.

Take care and have a good evening. :)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Very clever of you Debby! Very useful too - people do want to spend their time where the other people are! lol Pinterest seems to be huge right now - but since they have the issue's with copyright and photos I wonder if it is affecting membership.

I am on FB a lot...I work at my computer at home so I leave screens open and pop back and forth. It makes the day job more fun for sure!

I don't even have a myspace account...are people still using that??? LOL


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Sue ~ How are you today? Graphics show a quick snap view when done properly can be read easily and not take too much time to wade through text. Glad you enjoyed. And, yes, Hubpages is addicting, even though not displayed on the graphic. Blessings, Debby


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Dear Kelly ~ Wishing you a wonderful weekend (I'm starting a day early!) People congregate where the action happens, and everyone has been inviting me to Pinterest. Now, I'm reading about the copyright infringement, so we will have to wait and see the outcome of lawsuits, maybe?

Hahahah - That MySpace, which was the hot stuff not so many years ago has faltered in the popularity contest. I think I may have an account, but don't use it.

FaceBook has taken over the marketplace, and with all the new changes, people now have to remake and redesign their covers.

I think this would be a different world if we weren't so attached to our computers. Blessings, Debby


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vibesites 4 years ago from United States

These graphics helps you to present the information very effectively and attractively.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Thank you so much for commenting. Blessings, Debby


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zzron 4 years ago from Houston, TX.

Hello Debby, how are you this fine wonderful glorious afternoon? What an interesting hub, I have never heard of such a thing. Hope life is treating you well.


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sandrabusby 4 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

You are so full of the kind of information that I need. Thanks for SHARING. Sandra Busby


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Sandra ~ We keep learning the new directions that the internet will take us. But, based upon the comments, poll and graphic ~ FaceBook takes the cake. Blessings, Debby


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Coolmon2009 4 years ago from Texas, USA

Good and useful information, thanks for sharing this information on the social sites.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Coolmon ~ I'm glad this little bitty Hubpages was helpful to someone. Since I wrote this article FaceBook has opened on the stock exchange with people scrambling to see what will happen to the value of FB. I'm wondering if their bubble will burst, or at what point it will explode as people realize their strategies? Blessings, Debby


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divacratus 3 years ago from India

I'm a big fan of infographics mostly because I tend to find them really interesting and they also help you in understanding things in a more clear manner. I have a short attention span so all the colors, big fonts and graphics help me keep focused. If I were to head over to google news and see a post on Infographics, that's what I click on first.. so you can imagine how much I'm interested in infographics :) Mashable always comes up with some interesting ones. You should check them out..


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Debby Bruck 3 years ago Author

Dear Diva ~ I agree with your interest and assessment of infographics. I'm also finding that many more people and websites use them to attract interest. I used to read Mashable often, but have not been visiting as much lately. They do have the edge on news. Blessings, Debby

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