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10 Best Infographics of 2010

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

Fun and interesting facts about 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 🙂

Public Versus Private Cloud Computing
Via: Public Versus Private Cloud Computing

7 – Evolution of the Hipster

8 – John Deere Chronological History

John Deere Chronological History Infographic
Via: MachineFinder

9 – Everything You Need to Know About Fast Food

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.


  1. Vanessa

    Very cool summary, and quite interesting. Love the statistics about fast food and the hipster graphic.

  2. Viktor

    Very interesting, I’ve read all of the infographics twice now. Really love the Evolution of the Hipster, should have been #1 ;D

  3. Brian Wallace

    Thanks Viktor and Vanessa – the hipster one was pretty interesting. Were there others you’ve seen around the web that you think should have made this list?

  4. nanot

    Thank you is beautiful.

  5. ramiro alonso

    This infos a really bad, sorry.

  6. Nirose

    nice collections of info graphics love the evolution of hipster

  7. Anonymous

    Hey, I have an idea, add some more crap praising Apple.

  8. craig

    these aren’t infographics. when you have more text than graphics, that is not an infographic..

  9. BSDiva

    Really great ideas!!! I love the raising a kid one….

  10. Hermitbiker

    …. an awesome collection !!

  11. Jeff L

    I would say these are examples of terrible infographics. Perhaps some nice art, but these examples of poor use of graphics to convey meaning. See Stephen Few’s blog for some great examples and principles for visualizing information in a manner that is concise, interesting and useful.

  12. Adam C

    I love these. I may even take a few and blow them up as posters.

  13. Ekzunakka

    Some of the info in these is interesting, but the “best gift by age” one really threw me off. What a sexist infographic…