Best. Infographic. Ever.

Update: we now offer social media infographics to the public.


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I’m really fond of infographics. They are a really great way to get a large amount of information in your head – and keep it there.

Ever since the 10 Outstanding Social Media Infographics post we ran a while back, lots of places showed us love. This was a telling sign that we were on to something, so we starting making some of our own infographics.

So what’s this best infographic ever, you’re wondering? Yours.

“But I don’t even have an infographic. I suck at photoshop,” you protest.

Now on to the good stuff. In celebration of you, the creative spirit, we are holding a social media infographic contest!

Here’s how to play:

1 – Leave a comment with your awesome ideas for an infographic (keep it clean, boys and girls). You’ve got until 10/15/10 to add your submission.

2 – We’ll select the 10 best ideas we’d like to see as an infographic.

3 – Everyone votes on the top 10 until 10/31/10. Then, we announce the winner.

4 – 11/8 we will unveil the best idea as a new shiny infographic for one lucky contestant!

Looking forward to seeing what creativity we can build together.

10 Comments

  1. Great idea!! šŸ˜‰

  2. I had an idea not too long ago to create an infographic on the patriotism/mention of the USA in lyrics in songs. After minoring in American Politics as part of my degree I realised how political American/American bands can be and how known for the patriotism (and also their protests/non-patriotism) a great infographic could be made surrounding the American flag. This would show each star representing a different song from a different artist, some positive (patriotic Amercian lyrics), some negative (protest against American actions lyrics). Examples include Bruce Springsteen – Born In The USA as a patriotic song and Green Day – Wake Me Up When September Ends as a protest (non-patriotic) song…

  3. I would like to seen an infographic on how many people are starting their own businesses when they could not find a job. I also would like to know what industries are most represented.

  4. I love info-graphics too, and love this contest. Brilliant stuff guys, and I know you’ll have a huge, awesome response.

    I’d like to see an info-graphic representing the amount of thoughts the average internet surfer has in a day, the subject breakdown for their topics of thought (health, wealth, love, finance, education, etc.) and their emotional-charge (negative, depressed, worried or hopeful, joyful, positive, etc.)

    The last info-graphic I made was for Inception on FastCompany, it didn’t win the contest, but I’m fond of it šŸ˜€

    (I’ll share for any info-graphic lovers:)
    http://spiritsentient.com/do-you-really-understand-inception-like-really-really-understand-it

    Rock the contest!

  5. @Pamela Sisson: thanks! šŸ™‚

    @Ned Pouler: sounds like a great idea, thanks for that!

    @Jim Stroud: definitely appropriate and representative of our times.

    @Jason Fonceca: sweet idea and thanks for sharing your Inception submission from FC. Sorry you didn’t win but sometimes you gain more from putting together the infographic for yourself. I like your interpretation of Inception, by the way šŸ™‚

  6. It’d be cool to represent political races via search terms. For example, how many people are googling Jerry Brown and how many are googling Meg Whitman?

  7. Sounds like a good idea.. are there any other prizes?

  8. Thanks for sharing, great contest to stimulate imagination. I think Jason’s idea is pretty good even though it may be a challenge to implement šŸ™‚

  9. How could you leave out xkcd’s fabulous Online Communities Map?? I guess the 2007 version was a bit outdated for the first post, but he went ahead and made a brand new shiny version, just in time for your contest: (http://xkcd.com/802/) It’s pretty much the best thing ever.

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