The State of Social Media Around the World 2010 Brian Solis If you were to look at Social Media the United States and many other parts of the world, you would believe that the world of Social Media was flat, dominated by social continents including Facebook, Twitter, blogs, YouTube, and Flickr. As we zoom in, we visualize other established and emerging social services that depict provinces and outlying settlements of our social atlas. Upon publishing the original Conversation Prism , which was the culmination of a year’s work documenting and organizing the social web by usage and conversational patterns, the world responded by creating Conversation Prisms specific to each country. I shared several new social maps in “T he Landscape for International Social Networking .” Over the years, other maps emerged that documented leading social networks around the world as well as the social behavior associated within each country. Australia 1. Canada 1. China 1. France 1. Germany 1. Italy 1. Russia 1. Spain 1. United Kingdom 1. United States Hungary – Iwiw Brazil
Scope and Sequence Get Trained Use our professional development resources to learn best practices for teaching digital citizenship to your students. Onboard Students: Digital Passport Introduce students in grades 3-5 to Digital Passport, our award-winning suite of games that help onboard students to the foundational skills of digital citizenship and Internet safety. Teach Lessons: Unit 1 Teach Lessons: Unit 2 5 - Picture Perfect How can photos be changed on the computer, and how can that affect your feelings about the way you look? Teach Lessons: Unit 3 Extend Learning: Digital Bytes Challenge teens to take a real-world look at digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities in Digital Bytes. Give Assessment Assess your students’ learning of lesson objectives and gauge their understanding and attitudes through interactive unit-level assessments. Engage Families Invite parents into the conversation with our Connecting Families program and resources.
What Facebook Can Tell Us About Olympics Fans [INFOGRAPHIC] Olympics fans like sports. But what do they Like? Facebook — who else? — holds many interesting insights there. Social media advertising company Compass Labs recently analyzed Facebook fans of the official Olympic Games and U.S. Overall, the two pages corral similar demographics. U.S. fans list track and field as their top sport, but it's just eighth among overall Olympics aficionados. When it comes to brand loyalty, fans of The Olympic Games tend to be a bit more worldly with their biggest favorites than fans of the U.S. US Olympic Team fans' most-like brand, according to Compass Labs? Check out the full Compass Labs report below. Thumbnail image courtesy of iStockphoto, cmannphoto
University students: own the first page of Google Are Books Doomed? The Rise of the e-Reader [INFOGRAPHIC] The tactile pleasure of worn pages between your fingers is hard to replace. But when it comes to encouraging people to embrace the written word, e-readers trump their physical counterparts. According to the infographic below, people who own e-book devices say they read more than people who don't, at a rate of 24 books per year to 15. Education, escape, relaxation and entertainment rank as people's main motivations to plow through books — proving that, whether electronically or via dead tree, reading remains a popular pastime. E-readers are also rising in popularity, signaling that it may not be impossible to imagine a world without traditional books sometime in the not-so-distant future. Before you scoff, consider this: From December 2011 to January 2012, e-reader ownership nearly doubled, from 10 percent to 19 percent, among American adults.
Oversharing: Think Before You Post Video Educator video Made in collaboration with our partner Flocabulary, the experts in educational hip-hop, this animated music video raps about the hazards of oversharing online and emphasizes a thoughtful approach to digital footprints. Tweens, teens, and adults can laugh and learn about the ups and downs of communicating and connecting in the digital world. Video Discussion Guide Download the Lyrics Poster and Top 10 List Poster. Check out other videos on Flocabulary too! The Usual Clients infographic - Central Desktop Check out our blog and resource library for more collaboration best practices. Digital Literacy & Citizenship Classroom Curriculum NEW! Learn the fundamentals of digital citizenship through choose-your-own-adventure interactive experiences DIGITAL COMPASS - Where are you headed? The only educational game that gives kids the freedom to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can impact their relationships and future. Bring a blended-learning approach to teaching digital citizenship DIGITAL BYTES teaches teens digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities that tackle real-world dilemmas. Measure Student Learning with Interactive Assessments We offer THREE WAYS to assess student learning about digital literacy and citizenship. Engage Students with Digital Passport™ Introduce students, grades 3-5, to DIGITAL PASSPORT™, Common Sense Education’s award-winning suite of engaging videos, fun games, and collaborative classroom activities that address key issues facing kids in today's digital world. Dive into our Toolkits Our curricular TOOLKITS put topical resources at your fingertips.
How Did The Super Bowl and Rest Of The TV Shows Rate With Social Media Guide How Did The Super Bowl and Rest Of The TV Shows Rate With Social Media Guide? #infographic By Mashable By bluefin labs via Mashable By DachisGroup I look 4Ward to your feedback. Keep Digging for Worms! Guest post by Brianne Boysen Author: Bill - Dr. DR4WARD enjoys helping connect students and pros to learn about all forms of communication and creativity. A Deep Dive into the Internet Meme [Infographic] | Top Internet Memes of 2012 Internet memes are cultural ideas that spread virally throughout the Web. In 2012, these Internet pop culture snippets rapidly rose in popularity and power as they captured the moments that got everyone talking, tweeting, mocking, and rocking. To recall the most memorable memes of the year, MDG Advertising developed an entertaining infographic featuring the four Internet memes that took over the Web and the world. It offers a look at the photos and videos that caught our attention and explains why these moments became iconic images of our time. One of the most widespread memes was the Kony 2012 social media sharing blitz. The infographic also features the famous face of McKayla Maroney, the United States Olympic gymnast whose scowl over her Silver medal on the award platform became one of the most mocked memes of the year. Then, the infographic goes on to recall Mitt Romney’s campaign-changing comment regarding his “binders full of women.” Like what you are reading? Spread the Word
Classic What Would Don Draper Do? #MadMen #infographic #flowchart Classic What Would Don Draper Do? #MadMen #infographic #flowchart Source: The Oatmeal I look 4Ward to your feedback. Keep Digging for Worms! Author: Bill - Dr. DR4WARD enjoys helping connect students and pros to learn about all forms of communication and creativity. The Best and Worst Times to Post to Social Media [Infographic] The Best and Worst Times to Post to Social Media [Infographic] When To Post To Get Seen! Getting seen on social media can be tricky so it helps to be aware of times that improve your chances! This does need a disclaimer however and that’s that these are generalized times and not all markets perform the same. You ALWAYS should be doing your own testing. Optimizing your posting times can greatly improve the EdgeRank of your Facebook Page. That said though, these can be great starting points. Lori Taylor from Social Caffeine provides us with this handy infographic to get us started on the right path. Facebook: Traffic is highest between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Best time: Between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Worst time: 8 p.m. to 8 a.m. Pinterest: Saturday morning is the best time to post. Best time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. LinkedIn: Post before or after business hours. Best time: 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Check out the full graphic for more: Let me know how YOU manage YOUR social media accounts! Get The Inside Scoop!
vanityfair In Lisa Robinson’s November story, “Jay Z Has the Room,” the rapper turned mogul opens up about his long résumé as a “son, brother, husband, father, entrepreneur, mogul, sports agent, rapper, performer, movie producer, author, nightclub owner, Broadway producer, festival organizer, watch designer, soundtrack and video-game executive producer, and art collector.” All of these roles are apparent in his music, where H.O.V.A. often references everything from Picassos to Pampers. He’s known for name-dropping brands—those of cars, clothing labels, alcohols, and weaponry, in particular—as a way of marking his authenticity as a self-made businessman. So we took on the gargantuan task of reading through the musician’s lyrics to sort out the top 15 most mentioned brands in his music (with an ever grateful hat tip to RapGenius.com). The results are telling. Most obvious is Jay Z’s love-hate relationship with luxury champagne brand Cristal. But enough from us—take a look for yourself.
The 21 Best Infographics Of 2013 One of the basic laws of quantum mechanics is that information can never entirely be lost, only assume other forms. One of the most exciting forms information can take is that of the infographic, and over the past 12 months, Co.Design has covered some of the prettiest, most innovative design permutations information can take as part of our Infographic Of The Day series. Over the course of the year, we saw infographics on a wide range of subjects, including 20th-century camera and sneaker design, house alliances of The Game Of Thrones, a colorwheel of cheeses, undersea internet cabling, beard typography, Batman symbols, and much, much more. For years, marketers without a lick of design sense were slapping clip art on any data set that came their way and calling the finished poster an infographic. For your end-of-year perusal, we've collected 21 of our favorite infographics of 2013 in the slide show above. Check out the top 20 ads of 2013, from our pals over at Co.Create.