- Internet & the Web
Social Network Activity Demographics InfoGraphic Bubbles Tell The Tale
Bubbles Diamante Poem Describes Nature of Social Networks
Expanding Enclosing Floating
Soap Tension Circle Gas
Spinning Colliding Merging
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It's A Dog Eat Dog or Fish Eat Fish World
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
Do you think the infographics shown above is accurate?
Let's see. Where do you spend most of your time?
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!
- 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/
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