Posts Tagged ‘infographic’

8 Things You Never Knew About Semantic SEO

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Jomer Gregorio of Business2Community recently shared an infographic with eight great facts and statistics about semantic SEO. He writes, “The search engine as we know it is radically changing. From a technical point of view, it is evolving from merely a ‘search’ engine into what can rather be called an ‘answer’ engine. This change is already happening right before our eyes and is slowly but surely being integrated into algorithms – practically changing how search will be done in the future. As a business owner or digital marketer, one must have a clear understanding of what constitutes semantic search and how it will affect the way SEO will operate in the near future. First and foremost would be an understanding of the definitions beginning with the basic workings of a traditional search engine.” Read more

IDC Reports that 80% of Consumer Data is Wasted

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Beth Schultz of Information Week recently wrote, “If you’ve taken a look at the latest A2 infographic, Listening to the Voice of the Customer, you know of the disconnect between marketing’s desire to become customer-centric and its ability to get there. Heck, even if you’re not in marketing, you can well imagine the challenge. Marketing has to be in charge of the customer’s digital experience, yet digital life is changing at a rapid pace. While the customer voice grows ever stronger, it’s coming from many directions and in many forms. Marketing’s view remains largely channelized, and rather myopic as a result.” Read more

Ushering in Cyber 3.0

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John Trobough of Business 2 Community recently wrote, “From narrowband to broadband, from kilobits to gigabits, from talking people to talking things, the volume of data in the world has reached epic proportions… and it’s only the beginning. Data is entering and leaving enterprises at unprecedented rates, and is often stored and accessed from a range of locations, such as from smartphones and tablets, virtual servers or the cloud. As the Internet has evolved, so has cybersecurity and the need for increased data analytics. Humans can no longer keep up with the data driven world, but machines can. By enabling semantic Web’s automated, continuous machine learning to create context out of interactions and data, security efforts will have continuous visibility and better control over digital assets. This future of machine learning is known as Cyber 3.0.” Read more

Who’s Using Google+?

Data visualization firm Bime surveyed Google+ users a few weeks ago with unsurprising results – “users were mostly young American men working in technology.” However, Bime hasn’t let up. The company recently released “an updated visualization that breaks down Google Plus demographics including the month of August, now that the service has had some time to grow. This survey covered 10 million users, more than twice the size of the previous one, and some things haven’t changed. About 70% of Google Plus users still identify as men, and the vast bulk of them are American. One major shift has taken place, though: While the updated post doesn’t have the age numbers (which came from a different dataset last time), the occupation data show that students have overwhelmingly displaced tech workers, though all the same tech jobs as before dominate the rest of the top spots.” Read more

Infographic: The Growing Internet of Things

A new infographic demonstrates how the internet of things has overtaken the internet of people. The article notes, “While we were asleep at the switch learning to ‘plus one’ on Google, the Internet of Things (IOT) just exceeded the number of people that reside on the planet. Beyond just smartphones and tablets, that number of ‘things’ that connect to the Internet will only continue to scale as the growing number of connected gizmos, appliances – and even cows – are coded and catalogued to send messages to the Web.” Read more

Infographic: The Evolution of Web Design

A new infographic depicts the evolution of web design over the last twenty years. The description states, “Can you believe that the first published website is already 20 years old? Web design has come a long way since the first website was published by Tim Berners-Lee in 1991. This infographic is a peek at the evolutionary tale of web design, which is ironically still in its infant stages. Enjoy the infographic below and let your imagination wander. You might find yourself asking, ‘Where will web design be in the next 20 years?’”

See a full size version of the infographic here.

Image: Courtesy KissMetrics.com

Visualizing Data at the Guardian

A recent article from Guardian.co.uk takes a look at how their data journalists breakdown datasets to generate interesting stories. The process is similar to how datasets are utilized on Data.gov and similar open government sites: “Before a dataset results in a data journalism story, there’s a whole process of sifting and finessing and generally sorting the data out. The split is roughly 70% tidying up the data, 30% doing the fun stuff of visualising and presenting it. So, how do we get through that 70%?” Read more

Infograph: Open Government Projects

GovLoop.com has shared a great infograph that answers the question, “How Many Open Gov Projects Are There (and How Do You Find Them Fast)?” According to the post, “Last year, former Deputy CTO for Open Government Beth Noveck reached out to GovLoop Founder Steve Ressler about leveraging the energy of community members to complete a gargantuan task: read through all of the Open Government Plans and compile a list of the hundreds of projects named within them. We had already created a dataset with all the Open Government Plans (which happens to be our 3rd most popular dataset, by the way), so we felt up to the challenge.” Read more