What a year it has been. So much has happened this year in social media – arguably 2010 was the year of the infographic. Sure, it isn’t the first time infographics have been abound, but the proliferation of them really made the world of social media stop and take note.
So without further ado, I present you with the 10 best infographics of 2010 (Click to Enlarge):
Update: we now offer social media infographics to the public.
1 – The Almighty Dollar: Mapping Distribution of Income By Religious Belief
Quite possibly one of the more controversial infographics this year, GOOD and Column Five do a great job showing a distribution of wealth across the USA by religion:
2 – The Subjective Timeline of the Best Gifts Ever
If you were 5 in 1985, this should be remarkably accurate for you.
3 – Fun and Interesting Facts About The White House
[Source: This Blog Rules]
4 – The Melted Mind of a Film Buff
For your movie lovers out there, Column Five Media was asked by MySpace put together a wonderful look inside the mind of a film buff. I personally would have liked to have seen a bit here for film noir, but to each his own:
5 – The iPad: Apple’s Next Gold Rush
Inasmuch that 2010 was the year of the infographic, 2010 was also a killer year for Apple with the advent of the iPad. GigaOm had a great iPad infographic that does a great job showing its meteoric rise:
6 -Public Versus Private Cloud Computing
Wikibon features an interesting take on public vs private cloud computing, Star Wars style
7 – Evolution of the Hipster
8 – John Deere Chronological History
9 – Everything You Need to Know About Fast Food
10 – How Much Does It Really Cost to Raise a Kid?
Here are some other great 2010 infographic “best of” lists from around the web:
GOOD Magazine year’s best infographics
Visual Economics best of 2010
So, what’s your favorite infographic? Did your favorite make our list. Let us know in the comments.