Data Footprints by Generation [Infographic]

January 15th, 2013 Comments off

A digital footprint is a trail you leave behind after interacting in a digital environment.  From watching TV, to surfing the web, to using your mobile device, you’re likely contributing to your footprint more than you know.

Like many things, our data footprints can be looked at generationally as well as individually.   This infographic, presented by Wikibon, looks at the data footprints of three generations:  millenials (ages 18-29), generation X (30-49), and boomers (55+). Check it out below to learn more.

Data Footprints by Generations
Via: Wikibon Infographics

The 5 Biggest Internet Entrepreneurs of 2012 [Infographic]

January 11th, 2013 Comments off

An entrepreneur is someone who organizes, operates, and assumes risk for a business venture.  Sometimes those risks pay off, and sometimes they don’t, but for entrepreneurs like Ben Silbermann & Paul Sciarra, it paid off in a big way.

Silbermann & Sciarra are the brains behind the ever popular website Pinterest.  Both failed app designers, Silbermann and Sciarra began development of Pinterest in December 2009 and launched the first closed beta site in March of 2010.  Silbermann wrote to the first 5,000 users of the site with his personal phone number, a way to be contacted with any questions.  Nine months after it’s launch, Pinterest had grown to 10,000 users and was by invitation only.  The website has been steadily growing at a rate of 40-50% per month and is now one of the ten largest social network services.

Silbermann & Sciarra clearly made the top of the list of The 5 Biggest Internet Entrepreneurs of 2012.  See who else made it big in 2012 with this infographic from BestFinanceSchools.

The Top 5 Internet Entrepreneurs of 2012
Image compliments of Best Finance Schools

Facebook Psychology – Is Addiction Affecting Our Minds? [Infographic]

November 2nd, 2012 Comments off

Is Facebook affecting the way our minds function?  It’s a safe bet to say that the vast majority of those looking at this infographic will have to resist the urge to click on the Facebook notification icon appearing at the top.

It doesn’t matter if  you know that isn’t an actual Facebook notification.  It doesn’t matter that you probably have your Facebook page open in another tab.  You still want to click the picture of a notification icon just to be sure nothing will happen.  This is the way our minds have been trained to react to things that have become staples of our society.

Think back to just one decade ago…  Can you remember when your social life was dependent on phone calls and “in person” interactions rather than written text, pictures and icons?

Take a look at this infographic brought to you by Best Masters of Psychology to learn more about the ways that online interactions are affecting our brains.  And, while you’re at it, go ahead and post it on Facebook for your friends to see! Addiction or not, this new method of communication doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.

Facebook Psychology
Image source: www.bestmastersinpsychology.com