I found this info graphic about Twitter when I googled micro-blog infographics. I was intrigued because I’m fairly new to this specific social media and this infographic had a lot of information on Twitter. I know it’s a little outdated but I thought it was a good one to show because of the various ways it displays its facts. The design correlates well with the theme of the micro-blog (a bird on a branch with a view of the sky). From top to bottom there is an extended branch from the main branch and it tells us how many accounts there were and how many tweets are posted a day. There is a picture of a globe which tells how many accounts are opened in each of the countries. There is a pie graph that shows how many accounts are opened in other countries and we can see a difference in numbers between how many Twitter accounts are opened in each country in which Twitter is most popular. Under the globe and the pie graph it shows the busiest times in twitter history. The colors gradually lighten from busiest indicated in red to the least busiest indicated in the color light orange. Next to the top 5 moments they show Twitter’s top 5 most popular users, Lady Gaga being the top most popular user in 2012 and Rihanna the 5th most popular user. We are also shown the numbers of followers the top 5 users had during that year. Below the top moments and users, the infographic displays a “brief history of twitter”. It makes me wonder why they didn’t put it first up on top? This is followed by pictures of the founders of the infamous Twitter app. Next to the founders in a bright red box it shows times within the year that Twitter was “in the heat” (little red flame in the corner…get it?) Moving on, there is another pie graph showing the different reasons people may “retweet” a post. The top 3 reasons are 1. interesting content 2. Personal connection 3. Humor. Judging on the things I’ve “retweeted” I think that may still be true today. Next to the pie graph is yet another pie graph (they really like pie graphs) indicating the different ways people access Twitter. The very first one says “Twitter Client” and I quickly asked myself, “what is twitter client?” But right below it is an explanation of what a twitter client is and is indicated with an asterisk. Below the pie graphs are percentages in what seem to be tabs of how people decide who they are going to follow on Twitter. Seems like most people (69%) say that it is suggested by a friend (I can’t say that’s true for me). And lastly, below the percentage tabs the infographic ends with how Twitter has grown and is growing in revenue, and by how many accounts are created every second (or how many people forget their passwords). I think this info graphic was well organized. It is very detailed and isn’t confusing. I would probably use another type of graph instead of the pie graph every time.
I became interested in this info graphic because I aspire to become a teacher some day and I believe the information given to me in this infographic would serve for good observation of my perspective students to see what types of learners they are. At the very top in orange it asks “What type of learner are you?” It sort of makes you eager to want to find out. A caricature of a person is centered with the different indications of learning surrounding it. An eye for the visual learner, an ear for the auditory learner, a note pad with a pencil for the read/write learner, and a hand for he kinesthetic learner. Right under the caricature it explains why finding out your learning style may be beneficial to you. As you move along going down, each type of learning is explained more in detail. the visual learner is clear that it is for seeing because the picture of the eye is nice and big. This is the same for every learning type. On the left of each learning type shows what are the best test types and the worst for that learning style. On the right it gives learning suggestions, things you can do to shine in your learning style. Under each of the learning style pictures you are informed on the types of learning characteristics that can be observed in that learner. At the very bottom, after each description on the learning styles, there is a circle graph that shows the type of learners individuals turned out to be after they took a test to find out which one they were. I’m not fond of that information because I don’t know what the test entailed, what types of questions were asked, and if every learning style was used in the test. Other than that I liked how informative it was on each learning style. I also liked the pictures because they were descriptive and complimented the information given. The use of colors for each learning style was nice as well, each one was a different color.