Sunday, February 23, 2014

Why Is Whatsapp So Valuable?

Image courtesy of  DDPavumba / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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 woodp3cker.com.

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 cnn.com.

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

flappy bird
Image via AndroidHeadlines.com

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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