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  • Triple your Instagram following with these simple steps [Infographic]

    Instagram has come a long way from being the glorified breakfast image board it once was. As a result, it's now fairly tricky for croissant-loving novices to cultivate their online presence. Not only is it difficult to garner a reliable following, it's pretty difficult to juggle between pandering to those who follow you and posting what you enjoy. "Will my followers enjoy pictures of my lunch everyday?" is probably something that gets pondered by Instagram users often. While Instagram can be a fruitful way to grow your online brand and social presence, like every network there are a few key points one...

  • #OscarTrial: the social media stats the week Pistorius testified [Infographic]

    It's been a stand out week in the murder trial of Olympian Oscar Pistorius -- but you didn't have to be in a court room in South Africa to know that. The proceedings in the North Gauteng high court have been shared around the world through live streams, news articles, word of mouth and not least, Twitter. So just how much is the online space wrapped up in the case? As Pistorius takes to the stand again today, new data from online monitoring and insights company BrandsEye provides a glimpse into the spikes in conversation since the accused began testifying....

  • Imagine the world without the internet [Infographic]

    Imagine, just for a second, that the internet didn't exist. You still got all your news from newspapers, spoke to your friends on the phone instead of via social media and IM, and consulted printed and bound encyclopaedias instead of Google every time you had a question. Did you just shudder at the thought? According to this infographic, if the internet really didn't exist, we'd all be spending a lot more money...

  • How to get more comments, likes and shares on Facebook [Infographic]

    If you're the type of person whose happiness levels go up and down in sync with your Facebook page's analytics, this infographic may be your new best friend. Social media scientist Dan Zarrella crunched the numbers and churned out a guide to what works well on Facebook and what doesn't -- at least for the 10 000 most liked pages on the social network. Not one for brightly coloured charts and line graphs? I'll summarise. You should be posting more photos. Overall, Facebook users engage the most with images. They 'like' and share photos more than any other type...

  • How multi-tasking online is messing with your brain [Infographic]

    Ever feel like you're stretched too thin, flitting between fifteen different tabs in your browser and a few apps on your tablet all while scrolling through your Facebook notifications on your smartphone? Have you started wondering why you can't concentrate on just one thing any more, and feel the need to tweet when you're watching TV? Turns out you're not alone. In a hyper-connected world where messages are sent and received in real...

  • LinkedIn: You’re doing it wrong [Infographic]

    Growing your revenue and reputation online has become a strategic imperative for businesses today. While many are actively embracing the social revolution, substantial improvements have yet to be made to leverage the lead generation and reputation management opportunities offered by the world’s largest professional network, LinkedIn, according to a new study conducted by LinkedIncome. 517 businessmen participated in the survey and according to the results, 94% of them believe that their businesses should be participating actively on LinkedIn. However, 81% report that they don’t have a clear understanding of all the features and benefits, despite the fact that nearly all of...

  • Why mobile technology is changing world travel [Infographic]

    It pretty much goes without saying that people on the move would use a device that they can carry along with them on their travels. Unless the whole point of travelling was to get away from their inbox or they enjoyed the simple pleasure of carting a desktop computer around. So it's not surprising to learn that three out of four active travellers take their mobile device along when they hop on a plane and jet off to some fantastic location. According to this infographic, the internet and social media have changed the travel industry quite a bit. More and...

  • MPesa: What does Kenya’s mobile darling look like five years on?

    When MPesa launched five years ago, only the most optimistic would’ve thought that it would turn into the economic force of nature it is today. Today the mobile money service has around 15-million users and about a third of the Kenyan GDP passes through it. Some think that MPesa has disrupted entire economies and others that it is the only real economic disruptor of the 21st-Century. The numbers bear that kind of thought...

  • The death of BlackBerry [Infographic]

    When I read this infographic about the death decline of the once all-powerful BlackBerry, my first thought was "Ag, shame." Ever wondered how it all went from QWERTY happiness to US$15 a share for the crowd over in Canada? Here is the sad story, all neatly packaged into this infographic along with a progressively balding BlackBerry fan. Ok, so opinions vary on exactly how 'dead' BlackBerry really is. There are still a fair...

  • Digital wars: Apple, Google, Microsoft [Infographic]

    I've been listening to Charles Arthur every Tuesday on the Guardian pod-cast, Tech weekly, for the past year. Arthur would mention his upcoming book whenever the tech giants of Apple, Google or Microsoft were pitched against each other in the news. Hearing Arthur in my car once a week makes me feel like I know the dude, so when he announced that his book had just been published I downloaded a copy for Kindle. The book got me thinking in pictures, so rather than review the book, I thought I'd illustrate it. Each frame is drawn from a chapter....

  • Creepy employers want your Facebook password [Infographic]

    Imagine this: you’re on your way to a job interview, safe in the knowledge that even though your prospective employer has probably been Googling you like a machine, there’s no way they can see anything you don’t want them to. You’ve double-checked your privacy settings, so you know your Twitter rants and crazy Facebook photos are safe from the interviewer’s prying eyes. Until you walk into their office and they ask for...

  • Facebook, Google and the death of online privacy [Infographic]

    I’ve come to the conclusion that online privacy is pretty much dead. Remember the early days of the internet, where everyone used fake names or nicknames and didn't enter their real location because there were creepy people out there in cyberspace that you were supposed to hide from? Then along came Facebook, which wasn’t interested in your pseudonym: it wanted your real name and birthdate, please. Twitter defaults to public profiles and Google...

  • The internet is big. Very big. [Infographic]

    Ahh! Every day, 4.7 billion minutes are spent on Facebook? 35 million apps are downloaded? 294 billion emails are sent? My brain cannot begin to comprehend those figures. This infographic by MBA online tries to make them easier to understand… or maybe it’s just trying to overwhelm you. Yes, the internet is big. Just how big? Well, for example, there are more devices connected to the internet than there are people on...

  • How your desk job is killing you [Infographic]

    “Each hour you spend watching TV increases your risk of death by 11%.” The average person has a 100% chance of dying, so if you watch an hour of TV after work today, you’ll increase that to a 111% chance. Watch out, your flatscreen is deadly! This is just one of the shocking statistics in a recently released infographic. It’s pink, it’s an infographic, it has meat cleavers scattered throughout... what’s not to...

  • Social media, iPhones and the death of photojournalism [Infographic]

    Aah, citizen journalism and social media... the trends that have professional photojournalists clutching their Nikons in fear. Well, kinda. The power of social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook to spread news, share photos, and videos of events and organise protest actions (most notably during the Arab Spring) is well documented. Technological convergence has resulted in a device which can tweet, share, film videos, capture images and sound, send messages and communicate news...