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Pinterest

I chose this infographic because Pinterest appeals to all demographics.  It connects all types of people through things they are interested in and allows people to share their ideas.  It is now a major social network and this infographic shows its significance.

Acid in a Bottle

At first, before coming upon this infographic chart on tumblr, all I knew about sodas and other soft drinks were that it is bad for your teeth and can cause acne.  No way did I thought it can produce more damage to your body such as asthma in the lungs, kidney failures and abnormalioties in the reproductive system.  This inforgraph may not be about politics, education, the economy or women’s rights, but it is another thing that concerns us.  Knowing full well that soft drinks are very common and popular throughout our lifestyle, this chart gave me a sense of concern and wonder of how much we are consuming that can led to poison and permenate damage to our body.  We really have to be careful and have full knowledge of what we eat and driink.  There’s more to it than the taste.

“We are what we [consume] eat .”

The True Cost of a Wedding Knot

The Royal Wedding spawned a lot of interest in weddings. The over the top, no expenses spared affair was worldwide news. Many people started thinking about their own weddings, or just weddings in general. This infographic shows what the average wedding looks like in the U.S. The average wedding costs just under $27,000. But many people don’t know where all that money goes, or how to avoid some of the higher cost parts of a wedding. I chose this infographic because it shows where money goes in a wedding, as well as all the other numbers involved. So even though your wedding might not look like Kate Middleton’s, you can still have a lovely affair, and one that does’t cost you $48 million.

Strange Taxes & Deductions

I chose this infographic because I found it informing, but at the same time humurous. It points out strange taxes that may be affecting you or your family depending on what state you live in as well as odd deductions you may be able to take advantage of. It also shows the individual income deductions and returns people have claimed from the IRS. I like the colorfulness and changing layout, because it makes it more interesting and appealing to the reader. It also has the sources at the end that make it more credible and gives the reader the opportunity to look at the sources themselves.

Obama vs Romney: The Cost To Educate A President

In a decisive period of election, I found it interesting to choose an infographic, from degreejungle.com,  which deals with it, but which also takes an interest in colleges. This infographic tries to recount the schooling of the two candidates. Their survey is mainly based on their schooling’s cost; from pre-college to grad school. On the left we have Obama, on the right Romney and in the middle the average, with graphics to show  how a normal student deals with his education.

At the end, no conclusion is done to influence the reader, but just a rethorical question: “Education matters, where is your future going?”

This is notably another reason which helped me to choose this infographic because, there is no political orientation. It pretends to let the reader to make its own opinion, by giving to him all the information.

However, the infographic uses with ruse, its informations. The cartoon at the bottom, depicts President Obama with a more pleasant look. When it focuses the reader on “How they paid” for their education, they have a sarcastic response for Romney: “Sold a few thousand dollars’ worth” of stock from his father.”

Finally, their conclusion is also that there is not a best candidate, because neither of them came from a regular schooling.

The 2nd presidential debate on Twitter

I choose this infographic for several reasons. First, it represents an original topic: the perception of the second presidential debate through the Twitter activity. By analyzing the tweets posted during last-night debate, this infographic completely describes the nuances of the Twittosphere, confronting the two candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

It uses drawings, graphics which compare few data, different kinds of graphics, and percentages which are more representative than numbers. All these characteristics make it easy to read and to understand.

It gives different kinds of information about the effect of the candidates’ speeches: a list of the main words associated to each candidate and a measure of the feelings that people have about each candidate (positive, mixed or negative). And more, it gives information about the Twittosphere itself: what gender was the most active, what media tweeted the most and their impact on the discussion through the number of retweets, and the favorite topics of the debate through the list of the recurrent hash tags and mentions.

Moreover, this infographic is aesthetically attractive, thanks to the use of bright colors, pictures and the fact that important numbers and titles are emphasized.

To finish, the fact that its source and its date of creation are indicated adds credibility.

Facts About Sugar

 

The infographic  above discusses the amount of sugar intake that people have. I found this interesting because, the amount of sugar that people consume on a daily basis can be a lot. It also talks about how much sugar some of the things we drink, like soft drinks actually contain. I find this infographic to be fascinating because I did not know that sugar had the ability to affect your body in so many negative ways.

From Woof to Squeak

I liked this post because of its effectiveness. The infograph shows the most popular pets and how much they cost on average (in the U.S.).

Witchful Spending

This infographic above was taken  from Milo.com for their “Witchful Spending” article. It focuses on the economics of Halloween for US households comparable to 2011, and caught my attention because it sheds light on the economics of the middle/lower classes compared to last year in an entertaining way. By focusing on the amount of households decorating their lawn or buying costumes for their pets, Milo is able to describe an increase in household “cash on hand” without using boring statistics.

Infographic Analysis

The above infographic outlines social media use by social media network.  I think this infographic is is useful because an article that outlined this data would be boring due to the sheer amount of statistics and numbers.  However, when the data is organized into an infographic, it makes it easy for the reader (or viewer, I suppose) to pick out what pieces of data they need to (or want to) see.  One website organizes the same data in an excel-style chart.  However, the infographic, while not particularly accurate in the graph styles, gives the viewer enough information to generalize about the different social media networks.