Today, people cannot deny positive impacts that the social media brings us in modern life, especially Facebook and Twitter. They not only help make friends globally but also provide users various activities to relax or to search information. Let\'s see the inforgraphics below to know more details.
Social Media’s Impact on the U.S. Midterm Elections
Social media, especially Facebook, is changing the face of U.S Midterm Elections. More than 12 million people used the “I voted” button on Facebook this year compared with the 5.4 million using it in 2008. To put these numbers in perspective, the United States Elections Project at George Mason University estimated that nearly 88 million Americans joined the vote.
An infographic of the 10 close senate races
The profile information was used by Facebook Data Team to produce some interesting insights on Election Day turnout
Farmville vs. Real Farms
Farmville is regarded as the most influential game ever on the web. There are over millions and millions of users playing farmville, a virtual farm where you can do farming and other activities.
The average Farmville player is a 43-year-old woman while the average farmer is a 57-year-old man
A nice infographic just displays the difference between the farmville and the real farms
This chart shows the percentage of world population working in agriculture, using Facebook, having Internet access and playing Farmville
Facebook’s 500 Million Members
Facebook marked the milestone when it reached 500 million members all over the world and celebrated this event with the launch of Facebook Stories. U.S has the largest users with 125 millions while South Africa only makes up 3%.
An infographic below illustrates the number of Facebook users in all continents
Facebook’s Privacy Missteps
The release of "Facebook Places", which allows users to alert their friends by checking-in to a nearby location or view the location of nearby friends and the information they’ve posted about locations, raised serious privacy concerns for users of the social network.
An infographic shows the history of privacy snafus that have dogged the platform since its creation
Social Good: Charity and Technology in the Online Universe
“Social good” sounds like a concept or an idea than a real work but its result is highly appreciated. The infographic below places it into better context with donation numbers, growth charts and some comparisons to its offline.
Online donation exceeds to $15 billions
The chart of online charitable donation growth
The chart of donations by group
3 million people used the mobile donation to donate $32 millions in August
Pulse of the Nation
A study called "Pulse of the nation" about the mood on Twitter over time, which was done with 300 million tweets within 3 years from Sep. 2006 to Aug. 2009, has been released by researchers of the Northeastern University and Harvard University showing how the mood of the United States changes during one day?
The scale of happiness is reflected by different colors, in which the red represents furiousness while the green shows happiness
Social Media Optimization vs. Social Media Marketing
Benefits Of Social Media