OnlineSchools.org sends work of a new infographic showing the staggering amount of people and money involved in Social Gaming, specifically Zynga. IF you’re not familiar with Zynga (consider yourself lucky), they are the company behind such FaceBook successes as Mafia Wars and Farmville. Some numbers to whet your appetite:
- Zynga owns 6 of the top 10 FaceBook Games.
- Zynga has 65Million users per day
- They made $200M in 2009, and predict to make $450M in 2010
- But they spend just under $100M in FaceBook Ads
See full-size after the break.
While I disagree with the title “World’s First Twitter Artwork”, the concept is clever. They’ve constructed a virtual picture frame where Twitter users can elect to tweet a special message, and have a portion of the canvas covered with their avatar and a link to their Twitter Profile page. More followers makes your avatar larger, with the canvas size representing the number of followers of Aston Kutcher.
Join the worlds first artwork made by Twitter users! The artwork will later be made into a physical piece by Swedish artist Jon Holm. Tweet and get your profile pic inside the frame. More followers = bigger size.
VizWorld is in there somewhere.. Not sure where yet.
What do you get when you mixt he social features of FourSquare with Augmented Reality systems? TagWhat, a new mobile augmented-reality location-based service that’s free for all and allows users to tag places in geophysical space and share them with their friends. Each market can contain any number of scraps of information such as emails, SMS, photo’s, URL’s, and even cross-posting to other networks like Facebook & Twitter. Just like FourSquare, you can ‘check-in’ at a location and then share your photos and comments with anyone else, but combine it with turn-by-turn directions for your friends and more.
In particular, TagWhat h as already approached businesses and created “Channels” for food, drink, Wikipedia, and a direct link to FourSquare. Advertising & Real-Estate potential is huge, as well, allowing advertisers to target physical locations for AR ads.
“Tagwhat gives us a tool to connect stories and places ” said Anne Dodge Program Director National Public Housing Museum. “It lets us reach the broadest possible audience in the most intimate way expanding our reach and embedding our stories in the places where they actually happened. This is the technology we ve been waiting for.” “
You can create your free account at www.Tagwhat.com and check out the Android and iPhone 3GS apps soon.
Numerous social media sites have witnessed explosive growth of their user bases in the last several years, but it’s a known fact that the type of user a site attracts varies greatly. Have you ever wondered which sites attract the most educated of social media users, or those that pull in the highest income? Below we map the demographics of the world’s most popular social media sites.
It is somewhat nice to look at, but difficult to collect any concrete numbers at first glance. Sections like the “Educational Level” succumb to the classic problem with stacked bar charts, as it’s difficult to answer questions like:
- Which network has more “Some College” users? Digg, Facebook, or Twitter?
- Looking at By Age, Which age demographic is biggest for Reddit? 25-34 or 35-44?
And more. Fun to look at, but not so useful for extracting detailed information. (Unless you’re going to count those tiny little blocks).
Muhammed Saleem is back with the latest entry in his great social media infographics, this time covering the detailed demographic information of U.S. users of FaceBook.
Facebook’s official company statistics outline the breakdown of the sites over 400 million active users. While the site points out about 70% of Facebook users are outside the United States, it doesn’t dive deeper into the U.S. numbers.
To find out more about the average American Facebook user and how he or she compares to the average American, we dug a little further. After crunching the numbers and comparing the data, this is what we found.
Full-size after the break.
Flowtown has an infographic that analyzes the various social media website that are popular these days (Facebook, Twitter) and charts the various percentages of their user base that are on mobile devices like smartphones.
Have you ever wondered about the relationship between mobile phones and social media? The mobile web is growing at an exponential rate, and this trend shows no signs of slowing down. This graphic illustrates the rates at which people access the mobile, social web, as well as what they do once they are connected.
See the graphic below.
Are you a true Twitter user? Do you have at least 10 followers? Do you follow at least 10 people? Have you tweeted at least 10 times? Then you are a true Twitter user. However, only 21% of the people using Twitter are true Twitter users, so that makes you an elite person. Doesn’t it?
Take a look at the infographic to the right to see other facts about Twitter. My favorite? The graph that shows 49% of all twitter accounts were created between November 2008 and April 2009.
While the jury is still out on whether Google Buzz will redefine the internet and social media, or fizzle into the plethora of social media options, the buzz on buzz is too big to ignore. You’ve probably already noticed the neat little “Buzz This” buttons accompanying posts, and those of you using Buzz can now subscribe to our Google Buzz feed. Simply head on over to http://www.google.com/profiles/vizworld00 and you can see our latest stories and comment on them right there!
So far the only real “plus” I’ve seen about Google Buzz is that it combines the immediacy of Twitter with the conversation threading of FriendFeed, all the while removing the 140-character limit. So check it out, let us know what you think.