Love them or hate them, infographics are an incredible way of displaying large amounts of data, giving the viewer a wonderful mnemonic device in being able to recall data.
Last time, I had led you through a collection of my top 10 favorite social media infographics. They were meant to convey a story – each in their own way as well as the set in its entirety.
This time, I’ll be leading you through a more industry specific approach in infographics – technology.
1 – The History of Location Technology
Mashable serves up an interesting historical perspective on the origins of location based technologies. Smoke signals, anyone ? 😉
2 – State of the Internet
Focus.com has a wonderful visual of the state of the Internet. Wonderful colorful slices of age/gender/and country demographics.
3 – What People are Doing Online
It is interesting to not only break down online users by age demographic – clustering by Internet usage is fascinating when you see how it plays out by age:
4 – The Cost of Technology
Interesting look at how today’s toys size up against gadgets of yesteryear:
5 – The Rise of Netbooks
GigaOM reports on the rise of netbooks from 2008-2010. This is an important advent in tech history, as it allows the user to have a semi-powerful machine built to access cloud computing:
6 – What is Cloud Computing?
If you were wondering what cloud computing was from the last infographic’s reference, Wikibon does a good job laying out the basics of Cloud Computing and Software as a Service (SaaS):
7 – The History of the Rickroll
No advancement of technology list would be complete without it 😉
8 – Online Gaming Stats
One of the best things about the Internet these days is the explosive growth of depth and complexity of online gaming:
9 – Phishing for Your Money
Unfortunately, the Internet isn’t just fun and games. Lots of phishing attempts are out to get into to your bank account:
10 – What is HTML5?
With all the news about the Apple iPad not supporting flash in favor of HTML5, I thought it would be useful to end this infographic list with some demystifying of what HTML5 actually is: