How to Make an Infographic of your Twitter Profile in 30 Seconds

Computer technology at its birth was complicated and extremely difficult to use.

How to make a Infographic from your twitter profile

It was the sand box of geeks and engineers. You had to have a degree in computer science to play with the big mainframes of IBM and Hewlett Packard.

It was the age of “big iron”, water cooled monsters that took up rooms to crunch data that is now seen as simple tasks and can now be performed on your iPhone.

Computing for the Masses

The advent of the personal computer brought computing to the masses. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were two of the pioneers that over the last 25 years have put desktops and laptops that were affordable and portable on to people laps and desks.

Software emerged such as Word, that enabled people to easily write their own documents and by-pass the secretary with the type writer.

The emergence of the smartphone has now put a computer and publishing machine in your pocket.

The Holy Grail

The holy grail of computer visionaries has been to make computers as easy to use as electricity. As computers and software have become more intuitive, is unleashing creativity that delights and engages.

Steve Jobs said this about technology

The best way to create value in the 21st century is to connect creativity with technology”

Engineers by designing and developing computers and software that are increasingly useable for the person in the street, is enabling the artist and creators within us to be realised.

Companies like Visual.ly are making the creation of Infographics easy, a fun example is this free tool on their website that takes your twitter  profile and turns it into an infographic in 30 seconds.

Give it a try and see what it produces! …here is what mine turned out like.

Jeff Bullas Twitter Infographic

Jeffs Twitter Infographic

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Image by Zoolcar9

Comments

  • http://twitter.com/scatterpic scatterpic

    This is great! Recommend you give it a try.

  • http://www.martijnboersma.com/ Martijn Boersma

    Looks cool, going to give it a go :-)

  • http://www.martijnboersma.com/ Martijn Boersma

    Looks cool, going to give it a go :-)

  • http://andynathan.net Andy Nathan

    Great infographic! Apparently I am not enthusiastic enough! Oh Well!  :)
     

  • http://www.wonderoftech.com Carolyn Nicander Mohr

    Very cool. Thanks for sharing this. I’m headed over there now to see what Visi.bly comes up with. Not only is this entertaining, but it can help you get the big picture of your Twitter account. 

  • Charley Carlin

    Cute Jeff, Real Cute, and a nice one to show the masses it can be done!  (That was the mantra for Ronald Reagan – It Can Be Done)

  • Pablo

    Great! Thanks for sharing it.

  • Anonymous

    OK – that’s me for the rest of the day and I had such great plans!  Seriously, this is answering a question I’ve been trying to find an answer to – everyone is talking about infographics but there’s little out there about how to create them.  Thanks for posting this but not so much for sabotaging my well-planned day.

  • http://twitter.com/Maar7en  Maarten

    Nice infographic :)  but unfortunately I found a lightweight, maybe thats why the infographic of myself was 0,00 :S haha

  • http://twitter.com/LuftigWarren Luftig Warren

    Apart from the number of tweets, # of following and # of followers, everything else is zero. Curious…

    • http://twitter.com/iam_sudhanshu Sudhanshu Saxena

      Take a peek at actwitty http://www.actwitty.com if this makes topical sense of you.

  • http://twitter.com/iam_sudhanshu Sudhanshu Saxena

    Very good way to create an infographic, but issue is once I see this I want to have access to the data a way which can serve a deeper purpose for a longer time. Like if I can see what in tech you have talked or what is in the field of non profits you have shared.
    Here is another startup Actwitty which is trying to organize twitter, facebook and other services into topic categories and back everything as data. You can register for private beta and see how backing of data can make things more usable. Register at http://www.actwitty.com

  • http://twitter.com/iam_sudhanshu Sudhanshu Saxena

    Very good way to create an infographic, but issue is once I see this I want to have access to the data a way which can serve a deeper purpose for a longer time. Like if I can see what in tech you have talked or what is in the field of non profits you have shared.
    Here is another startup Actwitty which is trying to organize twitter, facebook and other services into topic categories and back everything as data. You can register for private beta and see how backing of data can make things more usable. Register at http://www.actwitty.com

  • http://www.socialcolleague.com/ JPMiddleton

    You should check out http://www.getabout.me also. Equally as good.

  • http://twitter.com/TheMaineJournal Angela Clark

    Loved this tool, had to pass it on to my followers as well. Thanks for sharing.

  • GSDS

    Definitely sharing. thanks!

  • http://twitter.com/blazing Joel Bassuk

    Cute little tool. But some spurious data is included: there’s no way user ‘sees’ 137,453 tweets per day.

  • Ran Ibarra

    This is an infographic created using the visual.ly labs function. Nice presentation you got there.

  • http://twitter.com/VocusCareers Vocus Careers

    This is a great idea for recent grads or anyone who is jobhunting to do as an audit of their online persona. More and more employers are looking candidates up in social networks. This could be a great way to double-check and take a look at how you are representing yourself via Twitter. If any readers are interested in social recruiting, we post about it on our blog at http://www.whyworkatvocus.com

  • http://twitter.com/VASegovia Veronica A. Segovia

    Is there a way to figure out these numbers? Like the tweets user sends per day? Mine said 0, but that isn’t true. I’m having trouble figuring out how to make the handle more “interesting.”

  • http://twitter.com/KaterWrites Kate Rieger

    Love it! Infographic with a touch of humor. Great job for a non-technogeek. I’m now distracted to like Visual.ly. :>

  • Sean Vandenberg

    Cool, Jeff! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://paradisesocial.wordpress.com/ Mike Poynton

    Vizify has a pretty nifty “Animated portrait of your Twitter account” feature that incorporates tweet topics, photos, Vine video and more. You can pick your own music track and rearrange topics with their clean, simple interface. Here’s mine as an example http://bit.ly/1hu8TcM.

  • Roma

    I just used it but I guess I was expecting more thatn what I got. I was disappointed. I feel bad that I allowed them access to my twitter feed based on the infographic they produced. Hmmmmm

  • Chris McElroy

    Didn’t work at all for me in Chrome