How do we at Visual News know the awesome traffic sending power of Stumbleupon? The behemoth site has driven a whopping 4,812,637 visits (and counting) to our site in just the last year! Stumbleupon easily gives Facebook a run for it money when it comes to driving traffic. This graphic, created by our parent company Column Five, looks at the impressive stats behind how long Stumbleupon will promote a popular link… and as you can see it is far longer than any of the competition [Read more...]
You just thought it was new… here the Mad Men of the 1960′s introduce the newly customizable Facebook Timeline. Don Draper, the smooth talking, hard drinking protagonist of the show, gives an amazing sales performance worthy of a few teary ad men faces.
Facebook Timeline, will allow users to tell their own story “from beginning, to middle, to end,” through pictures and other newly customizable features on a new profile. See more about Facebook Timeline here. [Read more...]
The new web is a battlefield and the players are the social media giants; Twitter, Facebook and now Google + duke it out for talkative and loyal followers. These retro designs by Aaron Wood imagine the propaganda posters that would have lined streets had these clashes happened 70 years ago. Thankfully all these fights come down to choice… but if you still want to show support for your favorite social media contender, slap up one of his 11×14″ posters from Etsy.com. [Read more...]
While social media may not be as addictive as hard drugs (at least not yet), a comparison between the two isn’t that far off. Patrick Moberg’s witty ‘Internet Vices‘ looks at some major hubs of the internet and cleverly compares each to a known drug… habit forming effects and all. See more of Moberg’s illustration work at patrickmoberg.com. [Read more...]
Nike’s new ad campaign ‘The Chosen’ brings attention to a host of sports fields the company has long neglected. Their campaign launch video features some slick skateboarding, BMX, surfing and snowboarding, all filmed in the dark of night.
What truly sets this campaign apart, though, is it’s heavy reliance on social media by the large corporation. The campaign launch video (shown below) premiered 3 days before it’s traditional media air date during the NBA finals, clearly showing a significant investment by the company, financially and in focus, into the quickly growing social media market. More specifically it demonstrates one of the most recognizable brands in the world placing a higher value on new media than traditional media. [Read more...]
Stumbleupon, one of the best web discovery tools out there, is putting on a great contest of which you videographers should really take note. All you have to do is enter one of your own previously made videos to the contest, but as it ends on February 28th you’ve got to act quick!
Porsche recently reached a major milestone in the automotive and internet world: 1,000,000 fans on Facebook. They clearly enjoy the attention, and have launched their very first “Thank You” campaign by redecorating a brand new Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. The speedy coupe has been covered with vinyl graphics listing the first 1,000,000 fans on Facebook and is currently on display at the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. For more on the “Thank You” edition car, check out Porsche’s very popular Facebook page or see their web tribute to get a look at the car close-up.
“Egypt is the crystal ball in which the Arab world sees its future,” says Kovas Boguta, creator of this infographic analyzing Twitter communication surrounding the unrest in Egypt. The map is arranged to place individual Twitter users close to the people with which they communicate. The red and blue dots represent which language users choose to communicate with, English or Arabic (a choice that itself can be meaningful). The size of the dots represent the individuals relative influence on the social network as a whole. [Read more...]
Who could imagine the rocket ship rise of social media over the past 20 years? Or for that matter even the last 5? “Who would have thought ten years ago that consumers of media content could also, just as easily, be producers of media conent?” asks Philip Sheldrake, co-creator of the lovely infographic we have here. Together with Nic Hinton (@karoshikula), they created a graphical odysey detailing the ever accelerating rise of content sharing through history, with a hit-tip to Taptu, the social news aggregator made by the company for which he works. [Read more...]