What happens on the web in 60 seconds

Infographics are quite the rage at the moment. There is something quite compelling about a well-constructed visual piece of story-telling that helps you understand complex information quickly.

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Here’s one with a  difference – a “stats infographic” that is equally compelling, telling you what happens on the web in sixty seconds. Things like:

  • 98,000 tweets
  • 13,000 iPhone apps downloaded
  • Over 125 WordPress plugins downloaded
  • 695,000 Facebook status updates
  • Almost 695,000 search queries
  • 168,000,000 emails sent
  • 100 new accounts created at LinkedIn
  • 20,000 new posts on Tumblr, the up-and-coming microblogging platform

Even though no source for any of the info is cited, it’s ideal for that PowerPoint deck to help you explain what’s happening on the web. Mind-expanding stuff!

Nice work from Shanghai Web Designers. Via AdverBlog.

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

  1. Al Pittampalli

    I love infographics as they communicate so much, in just a glance. In a world where attention is scarce, infographics are a really compelling communication tool. It’s fascinating to see visually how fast the web really is. Fascinating.

  2. Richard Aucock

    Infographics are awesome: in a sea of information, I’m more likely to scan through one of these if I’m time-poor.

    Two things: a bad, tenuous infographic is disproportionally disappointing. I somehow expect them to be finely crafted pieces of work, which means the lazy ones leave me cold. Odd: why my automatic expectation of quality and finely-considered brilliance?

    Second: is there any software out there that’ll help me make my own? I’m no graphic designer but would love to experiment. Yes, I know such software would radically increase instances of the former, but if it’s a trend, I fancy having a go myself…

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