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5 Cool Social Media Infographics

Presenting tempting content online is about capturing attention and that starts with the headline, after that there are a variety of tactics and media to continue to engage your viewer whether that be multimedia rich content categories such as a video, image or text.

If the content is creative and visually compelling then your chances of having it shared on social media increase dramatically. Infographics allow you to present information for audiences to consume in a few seconds.

Infographics have almost become a media in their own right and the correct creative mix of design and data can be almost magnetic.

This collection of infographics includes Google vs Facebook, The history of social media and the most viral brands of 2010.

1. Google vs Facebook

In 2010 Facebook passed Google as the top on-line destination with 41.1 million minutes spent on Facebook in August 2010 compared to Google’s 39.8 million minutes.

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2. Social Media: A History

Source: Tenth Wave

3. Reading Students Like an Open Facebook: How Social Media is Reshaping College Admissions

Social media for universities and colleges is an important tool for marketing and assessing potential students. Facebook is used 82% of the time by admissions officers with Twitter and YouTube ranked second and third.

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Source: Schools.com

3. Twitter Facts and Figures

Twitter has just turned 5 and with over 200 million users is now one of the most valuable social media properties on the planet. How potentially valuable? Check out the infographic.

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Source: Infographicsarchive.com

4. Most Viral Brands of 2010

A YouTube video going viral is every marketers dream as it can incresae sales dramatically and take a brand from unknown to a superstar. So how did the “Old Spic”e video and marketing campaign compare in the viral stakes?

the best viral brands of 2010

Source: ViralAdNetwork

5. The Rise of Social Media Ad Spend

In 2007 social networking ad spend was a fraction of today’s budgets. Facebook is one of the main platforms that companies are using with its easy to use self serve ad feature and granular demographic  data. What are the projections for the future?

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Via: Flowtown.com

Which Infographic impressed you the most?

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  • Great post, Jeff. Really enjoyed them all.

    I just posted some InfoGraphics on LinkedIN on my Mr. Social blog. Enjoy > http://mrsocial1.blogspot.com/2011/08/some-linkedin-telligence-via-linkedin.html

    Cheers, Amar

    • Lynovian

      Thanks so much! No.5>No.1 are a leading IG.Yours is different level of LinkedIN»No.5&1.Their timeline is so dynamic,while electrical industry’s dynamic flow analysis & power market is at standstill.Wharton’ R.D.A.-approach alike.

  • Great!

  • Great minds!  I am in the middle of putting together this article on my own blog.  We don’t have a single overlap though, so I will be sure to direct readers to this post for another 5 great infographics.  

  • Anonymous

    These are all very interesting. The graphic about college admissions is very eye opening. I am definitely intrigued with the role social media is playing or is about to play in our children’s future. 

  • Indeed, the power of Infographics cannot be underestimated.

  • These are all so cool. I am always amazed at how much more an infographic can say verses a paragraph of words… Just wish I could design better. 

  • Amazing infographics!! Regarding Twitter – WOW! What growth.

  • I’m liking my #7 Twitter influencer on health care very much after this!  The traffic on Twitter has influenced more decisions, more conversations, and clearly, the safety efforts under #Irene.  Go Tweeps!!

  • Alway’s changes coming in Lifestyle.

  • Khouoneill

    As a college student I was most surprised by the Admission infographic! Where do you find these or any infographics for your blog? 

  • Jessica Quest

    There’s this new social network out now that actually has stats built into it as a feature for all of it’s users. It’s pretty cool lol http://www.formvote.com

  • Love this Jeff, thanks for compiling.

  • These are great. I’ve just made my first infographic using Powerpoint! It was okay, great fun to do actually but I’d love to use proper software to make my next one any advice on which ones are best?

  • These are great. I’ve just made my first infographic using Powerpoint! It was okay, great fun to do actually but I’d love to use proper software to make my next one any advice on which ones are best?