Celebrity twitter followers by gender The most popular accounts on twitter have millions of followers, but what are their demographics like? Twitter doesn’t collect or release this kind of information, and even things like name and location are only voluntarily added to people’s profiles. Unlike Google+ and Facebook, twitter has no real name policy, they don’t care what you call yourself, because they can still divine out useful information from your account activity.
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Examples of Gliffy Diagrams Gliffy’s friendly editor, vast symbol libraries, and handy templates make it easy to communicate your thoughts and plans visually. You’re just minutes away from all the diagrams you need: Flow Charts SWOT Analysis UML Charts Venn Diagrams Top 20 data visualisation tools One of the most common questions I get asked is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practise – and to practise, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, I want to introduce you to 20 different tools for creating visualisations: from simple charts to complex graphs, maps and infographics. Almost everything here is available for free, and some you have probably installed already. Advertisement
The ideal length of a blog post, tweet or Facebook post What is the ideal length for a blog post, tweet or YouTube video? Good question! If you’re in the business of creating content, whether for user education, lead generation, or data collection, you want to make sure the information you share is of the length people want to see and hear. If a blog post is too short, or too long, it might not get the attention it deserves. A tweet that allows room for retweeting (and a bit of editorializing) is more sharable than one that’s already maxed out at 140. Hat tip to the fine folks over at Buffer for pulling these numbers together, with some additional help from Orbit Media and our very own Ben Mach, ShortStack’s Archduke of Content Alchemy (aka the head of our user education department).
Quantitative Data Analysis Techniques for Data-Driven Marketing With a spreadsheet opened in front of you, you stare at mountains of raw data without a clue what to do, feeling like you’re drowning in the data. You’ve heard marketers talking about data-driven marketing and “Big Data,” and having learned that many companies such as Facebook are using third party data, you sent out surveys and collected tons of data in order to do some of that “data-driven marketing” you’ve heard so much about. However, data is useless if you don’t know how to analyze it correctly and effectively. Since market research plays a big part at iAcquire, there is always a bunch of data collected to learn about the market. The 20 best tools for data visualization It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively swimming in data; it's everywhere from labels on food packaging design to World Health Organisation reports. As a result, for the designer it's becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams.
Two Examples of Animated Data Visualization As market researchers pay more and more attention to the need for compelling data visualizations, Hans Rosling’s work with interactive data is becoming a catalyst for a fascinating new type of data visualization: animated statistical graphs. He uses them to show world social and economic trends over time, and the effect is exceptionally powerful. Here is a video of his TED talk well worth watching, in which the first eleven minutes are focused on interactive graphs: Others are following his lead, though not always to the same superb effect. The Best Tools for Visualization Visualization is a technique to graphically represent sets of data. When data is large or abstract, visualization can help make the data easier to read or understand. There are visualization tools for search, music, networks, online communities, and almost anything else you can think of. Whether you want a desktop application or a web-based tool, there are many specific tools are available on the web that let you visualize all kinds of data. Here are some of the best:
A Content Marketer's Guide to Data Scraping The author's posts are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of Moz. As digital marketers, big data should be what we use to inform a lot of the decisions we make. Using intelligence to understand what works within your industry is absolutely crucial within content campaigns, but it blows my mind to know that so many businesses aren't focusing on it. What is quantitative research? Quantitative research — including surveys and customer questionnaires — can help small firms to improve their products and services by enabling them to make informed decisions Quantitative research is about asking people for their opinions in a structured way so that you can produce hard facts and statistics to guide you. To get reliable statistical results, it’s important to survey people in fairly large numbers and to make sure they are a representative sample of your target market.
make your own infographics Infographics (or Information Graphics) are graphic visual representations of data or information, presented in a way to make it easier to consume information. Infographics gained popularity in the mid-2000′s with the advent of sites like Digg and Reddit, and have quickly become one of the most popular methods to display researched data. There are three main types of infographics – where data is presented in a timeline, where statistical data is presented in graphs or with icons, or where data is presented on a map. In order to create an infographic which will be widely shared, think about your typography, colours, and layout. Make it easy for people to understand the information that’s being provided.
Citeology - Projects Update: We have submitted a Citeology paper to alt.CHI which you can download here. Citeology looks at the relationship between research publications through their use of citations. The names of each of the 3,502 papers published at the CHI and UIST Human Computer Interaction (HCI) conferences between 1982 and 2010 are listed by year and sorted with the most cited papers in the middle. In total, 11,699 citations were made from one article to another within this collection. These citations are represented by the curved lines in the graphic, linking each paper to those that it referenced. Instagram Marketing With over 150 million active users worldwide, Instagram has become such a successful marketing tool for many brands. Like Facebook and Twitter, Instagram is also a leader when it comes to social media marketing, but with the added personal touch to its followers. In addition, it’s mobile, simple and very easy on the eyes since Instagram is primarily composed of images shared by numerous users. It’s common for brands to think that social media apps like Instagram can be used to sell.