The rise of infographics: Lessons from the Social Media Weekend

If you couldn’t attend, here’s the top takeaways from the panelists:
- Max Shron, OkCupid: “Our eyes are good at taking information in, better than any other way. We take information and put it in a form that fits in one eye-span. Infographics take information and make it decidable.”
- Shane Snow, Visual.ly: “Visualization is a great storytelling medium and is also strong in driving digital traffic. The wonderful thing is that there are a million ways to tell a story with visualizations.”
- Russ Marshalek, Flavorpill: “At its base, an infographic is a visual representation of some form of information, that may not necessarily be visual. It helps you understand the data better. They’re not viral by nature.”
- Matt Owens, Athletics: “In this time, there is a trend to make data cool and sexy and good to use. In what we do on a daily basis, what we do on the web, it is all about the hang time. Is it the joke of the moment that you need to jump on.”
via CBS News

The rise of infographics: Lessons from the Social Media Weekend

If you couldn’t attend, here’s the top takeaways from the panelists:

- Max Shron, OkCupid: “Our eyes are good at taking information in, better than any other way. We take information and put it in a form that fits in one eye-span. Infographics take information and make it decidable.”

- Shane Snow, Visual.ly: “Visualization is a great storytelling medium and is also strong in driving digital traffic. The wonderful thing is that there are a million ways to tell a story with visualizations.”

- Russ Marshalek, Flavorpill: “At its base, an infographic is a visual representation of some form of information, that may not necessarily be visual. It helps you understand the data better. They’re not viral by nature.”

- Matt Owens, Athletics: “In this time, there is a trend to make data cool and sexy and good to use. In what we do on a daily basis, what we do on the web, it is all about the hang time. Is it the joke of the moment that you need to jump on.”

via CBS News

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