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A world of tweets

A world of tweets
Real-time visualization of geolocated tweets around the world A World of Tweets is all about playing with geography and bits of information. Simply put, A World of Tweets shows you where people are tweeting at from the past hour. The more tweets there are from a specific region, the "hotter" or redder it becomes. This continuous collection of Twitter statuses also allows for the presentation of other interesting visuals as well as statistical and historical data about the tweeting world we live in. Through the activity of Twitter users it is possible to tailor a new map of the world that evolves during the day according to the timezones and the spreading of mobile technologies.

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Wi-Fi Inspector The Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector is a powerful tool with built-in tests enabling you to characterize the integrity and performance of your Wi-Fi network. You can easily gain visibility into your network with this application, which is designed to run on Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7 laptops. Simple tool for monitoring Wi-Fi networks Runs on Windows 7, Vista or XP Free of charge and easy to install software Real-time monitoring of wireless network status, traffic and clients Detect Rogue APs

25+ Useful Infographics for Web Designers Infographics can be a great way to quickly reference information. Instead of pouring over figures and long reports to decipher data, an infographic can immediately make apparent exactly what a dataset actually means. Below are more than 25 infographics that can be useful to web designers. Some are incredibly practical, some provide information that might be of interest to designers and some just present data that might be interesting to those who design websites all day. If you know of any good ones that we may have missed, please add them in the comments section below. 1. Teaching students about the Creative Commons Few changes have been as pronounced in the past decade as the shift from text-heavy content to messages delivered visually. Pairing increasingly sophisticated mobile devices with high-speed connections to the Web and cheap personal video and photography equipment, today’s Internet users have led a visual content revolution. Video sharing sites like YouTube see millions of visitors every month and hours of new content uploaded every minute. More than 85 percent of all connected Americans watch online video, averaging an astounding 182 unique views per user each month. Pair that with the 4 billion images that have been uploaded to the popular photo sharing site Flickr and the 300 million new video game systems sold in America every year, and it becomes obvious that we’re simply swimming in a world of visuals.

8 Great Marketing Infographics To Inspire Your 2012 Objectives It’s the dawn of a New Year and maybe you are looking for some marketing inspiration as you set your 2012 objectives and plan for the year ahead. And if you are trying to drive positive change in your organization, sometimes a picture is better than a thousand powerpoint decks. So to help you, I have curated some of my favorite marketing infographics that touch on some of the most important issues in marketing today like online marketing, content strategy, inbound marketing, mobile marketing, blogging and storytelling. KLM’s Passenger Social Surprise Experiment  Remember how great it felt the first time you got a social response from a brand you love or business you deal with? All the good will generated by their speedy response? Well, KLM decided to run an experiment with it’s social community, for people who check in via foursquare for flights or tweet about waiting to board the next KLM service, and they called it “KLM Surprise” a campaign that aims to bring random surprises and happiness to the boring wait for flights. KLM’s social campaign involved a team of people identifying KLM passengers currently waiting for flights (and hanging out on twitter), before researching each person’s social profile to find out a little more about their personality and destination, before matching that to a surprise gift that they’d give before each person boarded their flight. Be Sociable, Share!

The personal assistant for all your login needs Heartbleed is a serious vulnerability in securing the SSL- protected traffic, which is the most sensitive data that you ever insert and handle online. The bug relates to the protection that is used to protect your most confidential online sessions, like banking, paying and log-in to e-mails and other online services. The Heartbleed is vulnerability in OpenSSL, the encryption technology used by numerous sites and services.

Manuel Lima at TEDGlobal 2009: Running notes from Session 5 Unedited running notes from TEDGlobal 2009. An interaction designer at Nokia, Lima looks at how complex interconnectedness can be understood. He is compelled by the divide between information and knowledge. So he looks at information visualization. How to Use Google Search More Effectively [INFOGRAPHIC] Among certain circles (my family, some of my coworkers, etc.) I'm known for my Googling skills. I can find anything, anywhere, in no time flat. My Google-fu is a helpful skill, but not one that's shrouded in too much mystery — I've just mastered some very helpful search tricks and shortcuts and learned to quickly identify the best info in a list of results. Sadly, though web searches have become and integral part of the academic research landscape, the art of the Google search is an increasingly lost one.

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