Sunday, February 23, 2014

Why Is Whatsapp So Valuable?

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If you're like me, you had never heard of the messaging app Whatsapp until last week. Of course, after the news broke that Facebook had purchased Whatsapp for $19 billion it became a household name overnight.

Feeling a bit embarrassed about my ignorance of this (apparently) wildly popular app, I went out and found this infographic, courtesy of

The graphic perfectly illustrates why Whatsapp is considered one of the most valuable tech companies in the world. For even more info on the jaw-dropping Facebook acquisition of this relatively new company, check out Michael Wolf's article on

Let me know what you think about the infographic. Oh, and if you're you're a Whatsapp user, tell me what you think of the app as well.

Journey Of Whatsapp
by woodpeck3r.
Explore more infographics like this one on the web's largest information design community - Visually.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Flappy Bird Infographic - The Rise And Fall Of A Viral Sensation

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Were you a Flappy Bird addict?

Okay, this isn't exactly blogging related, but I'm sharing this infographic about the rise and fall of Flappy Bird anyway. Even though it's slightly off topic, I think the game's incredible popularity says a lot about how fast things can go viral these days. Some people even credit (blame?) Twitter with the game's meteoric rise.

I'm kinda proud to say I didn't play Flappy Bird during its short life, but in a way I wish I had. I mean, it feels like I missed out on something truly unique. If you were one of the millions who were addicted to the crazy little game, I'm sure you'll like this infographic.

  Flappy Bird
courtesy of StartApp

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Basic HTML Tags For Writers

Do online writers need to know anything about HTML tags? 

According to Ryan Dube, anyone who writes for the internet needs to be aware of seven HTML tags. I'm not talking about heavy-duty coding here - just some basic tips that can help you format an article and make it easier to read.

When I first started blogging, I had zero knowledge about HTML, but slowly I've picked up some pointers that have really helped me. I'm always on the lookout for new articles to expand my knowledge about HTML.

Ryan's article - Not Just For Developers: 7 HTML Tags Any Writer Should Know - is loaded with useful info about the proper use of these simple HTML tags.

Ryan explains how to correctly use HTML tags for - 
  • Headers
  • Quotes
  • Images
  • Lists
  • Bolding/Italics
  • Ads
  • Crediting Sources
Whether you're new to blogging or an experienced writer, I think you'll find Ryan's article a great resource.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

How Slow Computers Can Affect Your Health - Fun Infographic

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This infographic is really an advert for an I.T. company, but it has some interesting facts about health as well. I have to agree with one thing this graphic points out - a slow computer can be very draining, mentally. I get so frustrated when I want to be productive, but technical problems slow me down. How about you?

Did you know?

People in the U.S. waste about 16 minutes a day waiting on a slow computer.

I thought this infographic was worth sharing. Let me know what you think. - Time Lost To Slow Computers May Be Health Barrier

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Study Shows Facebook Losing Younger Users

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A new report on the social media habits of teens shows Facebook isn't nearly as popular as it once was with the younger set. Of course, we won't have to take up a collection for Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook's founder), but this can't be the kind of news the world's largest social network wants to hear.

In the study, the University College of London looked at (among other things) how often teens aged 16 to 18 logged on to Facebook over a 15 month period. In a nutshell, the researchers found that simpler platforms like Instagram and Twitter are now the top choice for social media users in that age group.

In the video below, Newsy's Alex Mallin offers more details about this change in Facebook's users.

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