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The Best Infographics on the Web. 15 Amusing and Creative Infographics to Delight Your Social Network. Infographics are all the rage on social media—and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon.

15 Amusing and Creative Infographics to Delight Your Social Network

Contrary to predictions that infographics would saturate the blogosphere to the point of losing audience interest and impact, they are more popular now than ever before. According to a report published by the Social Media Examiner, 70 percent of marketers plan to increase their use of visuals such as infographics and memes during this year, while the use of infographics in B2B marketing increased from 9 to 52 percent in 2014. These are heartening figures, especially for those who appreciate all the unique qualities of this highly shareable content format: They’re visually attractive, easy to consume and provide loads of information in a few seconds. But, there are also drawbacks. With the prospect of even higher rates of visual content creation, we’re bound to see many more infographics that are either unappealing, hard to understand or misleading—as we already see today. 1 Use Analogies Effectively.

Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized) This post is #6 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category.

Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized)

Total items listed: 112. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week! We Should Be Teaching Infographics. A couple decades ago or so USA Today did something monumental in the world of news: they made information much more visual.

We Should Be Teaching Infographics

In an effort to boost readership (and sales) they did something that, at the time, seemed entirely radical: increase the size of the images to make the news much more picture-heavy. Reduce textual content, in other words, and increase visualization. It seemed ridiculous: reduce the amount of news in order to sell the news. Clearly, the effects are obvious. 20 years later, and our news is so visualized you probably can’t imagine it any other way.

Recently, in juxtaposition with the image, infographics have resurfaced (they’ve been around forever, but haven’t really picked up steam in the media until the last decade or so). So what are they? The crazy thing is, as pervasive as they are, I wonder: why aren’t we teaching infographics in school? Several writers and researchers have addressed the effectiveness of infographics. Help spread visual literacy. Create infographics & online charts. Infographics Universe. 11 Powerful Tools that Take Your Curation to the Next Level. So you’ve thought about curating content, did a little research and found that it’s not sleazy or dodgy in any way and now you want to curate some awesome content.

11 Powerful Tools that Take Your Curation to the Next Level

And for that you have two options: 1. By hand 2. Use a tool Unless you have hours and hours of time to spare, the chances are you are going to need a tool to help you create a steady and valuable stream of curated content. These all in one tools do everything you need from attributing to allowing you to post directly into your blog. Curationsoft - CurationSoft.com I love this tool the most, and I have a fair few tools! XYDO - Want to do something a little different with your newsletters? Curata - Most comprehensive all-in-one tool for finding, organizing and sharing content on multiple platforms, including email.

Google Alerts – Enter specific keywords and Google will send latest published content from everything it searches. Monitter - For Twitter search – Get real time and trending search results based on keywords. Datawrapper. 20 Powerful Infographic Design Kits. Infograpics have become so popular these days and as a result more and more high quality infographic design kits are made available to help designers.

20 Powerful Infographic Design Kits

Infographics can be used very effectively to present complex data in a nice visual and powerful way. It is done using hand-picked design elements that relate to the data they represent e.g. demographic data can be effectively illustrated using small carefully colored human icons as overlay on a simplified map. Online marketers love infographics for their ability to go viral on social networks and often they are offered as easy to embed code making it fast and simple for e.g. bloggers to share them in posts… very useful value oriented way to build links and online presence. Infograpics designs are also used commercially in information products. Gartner Groups Hype Cycle is a well known example of an infographic (at least in the enterprise IT space) that deliver high value data in a delicious and branded way.

Top 3 Free Generator Tools to Create an Infographic Online. We’ve all seen those long, information saturated graphics while surfing the web.

Top 3 Free Generator Tools to Create an Infographic Online

I can almost guarantee that about half of you even thought about attempting to create your own because you are invincible and creative, right? Well, if you haven’t created that infographic and can’t afford the pricey fees of outsourcing the task to a professional infographic firm, like visual.ly, don’t worry.

We’ve scoured the internet for the best infographic generation platforms available for free and put in the same information to all of them in order to test which one is the best. Here are our results: Top Pick: Easel.ly. Infogr.am. Infogr.am.