I love information and I also love design, when design meets information then it’s bound to be fun right? Exactly, that part of the VEN diagram has to be a fertile furrow to plough and I’ve developed a bit of a childish love for the infographic over the last few years. Also, it’s Easter Week here in the UK and being only a four day week I decided to do a little series of four sharing some of my favourite recent infographics. To kick off the series here are two meaty infographics that tell us everything you need to know about Google and the leading companies on the social web.
Pingdom have pulled together this fantastic visual from all of the information on Google they have been able to scrape out from down the back of the internet’s sofa. And yes, it really has gone from a geek’s daydream to the biggest media organisation in the world in fifteen years.
Social Media Landscape
This one is absolutely lovely, it distills a good few hours of client contact into about ten minutes of chartsurfing. Some of the info I would have to take issue with but it’s largely spot on and about as close to a ‘one size fits all’ solution as you are likely to get. It’s been commissioned by the guys over at CMO and really nicely done by the pixel pushers at 97th Floor.
More to follow tomorrow, if you have any to add please stick them in the comments section below.