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Texting While Driving Statistics Infographic

Texting While Driving Statistics Infographic

This infographic covers a hot topic, texting while driving. As mobile phones have become an everyday accessory (and practical necessity), their capabilities have gone beyond calling to allow for texting, emailing and internet surfing. Have you ever sat at a stoplight and counted the number of drivers who are talking on the phone?

Now imagine how many are taking their eyes off the road to text – and how many of them are inexperienced teen drivers. The statistics show that texting is more dangerous than talking on the phone, speeding and even drunk driving, as the infographic illustrates. Yet so many people text while driving and assume it isn’t as dangerous.

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Laws are coming up faster than a police cruiser in the rear view mirror to stop texting behind the wheel and it is a good thing; we can’t sit by idly while careless drivers continue to cause car accidents because they couldn’t put down their mobile phones. Play it safe and put the mobile phone down while driving, or you may need a good traffic attorney, a doctor or a hearse. Infographic designed by Big Oak Studios

If you have been injured in an auto accident through no fault of your own, contact the personal injury attorneys at Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen online or call 866-388-1307 for a free consultation.

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Smartphones Have Changed the world

Smartphones Have Changed the world

Splickit.com paints an insightful story about us: our culture, our behavior, what’s important to us, and how we spend our time and money. There is a ton of interesting information about how people use their smartphones, so we decided to have a little fun.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

The information is loud and big which helps to grab readers attention and highlight the important information.

Infographic Information: B

The information is interesting and truly shows just how much we are using our smartphones.

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2012 Mobile Highlights

Millennial Media has compiled a special report that demonstrates highlights from the mobile world in 2012.

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source: Mobile Marketing Trends from the Millennial Media 2012 Mobile Highlights Report

Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

I like the large graphics and bright colors. This makes the information standout on the infographic.

Infographic Information: B

The information is a little dry but there are some good statistics and interesting facts to be found.

 

 

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How to Upcycle Your Broken Mobile Phone Parts

How to Upcycle Your Broken Mobile Phone Parts

Sometimes when we get our new phones we are not sure what to do with the broken or outdated phones we have. Let’s face it, even some of the best cell phones don’t last forever. Here is some creative and useful ways to turn your old broken mobile phones into survival tools.
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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: A

This infographic uese images in a way that really helps bring the information to life. Without some of the information it would have been hard to imagine the tools that are made.

Infographic Information: A

This information is helpful and unique. I have not seen any information teaching people to turn their phones into MacGyver like tools. Wonderful Information!

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It’s Time To Go Mobile

It’s Time To Go Mobile

With so many people using their mobile phones for everything including internet browsing, it is important to have a mobile-friendly domain name for your site. This infographic breaks down some information and helps explain why this is so important.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

I like the title and image at the top of this infographic because they are big and standout to readers. The design of this infographic overall is simple and plain. The background is a neutral color that works well with the images and text that are used. I like that the information is somewhat broken down into different sections to divide up the flow of the infographic.

Infographic Information:B

Many people use their mobile phones for everything these days and so it is no surprise that it has become a way to send and receive information. This information does a good job of showing just how much we use our mobile phones for and what we do on them. I think these  interesting statistics give the information a sense of reliability because it backs up the facts. I think overall the infographic has good information that many will find interesting.

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Dangerous Distractions:  Half of Male Drivers Eye Off Attractive Women

Dangerous Distractions: Half of Male Drivers Eye Off Attractive Women

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This infographic addresses the distractions that can make driving a car a dangerous activity.

Driving Distraction Statistics

50.9% of men admitted that they can be distracted by an attractive woman while driving.  54.2% of bachelors said that they get distracted by attractive women while they’re driving.  Being in a relationship didn’t make that much difference, because 49.5% of men in committed relationships said that their driving can suffer when they spy an attractive female.  For shame.  There are four main types of distraction – physical, visual, auditory, and cognitive.

Income

58.9% of men who earn $100,000 or more annually are distracted by pretty women.  43.4% of men who earn less than $50,000 per year are.

Other Types of Distractions

Mobile phones, GPS systems, entertainment systems and radio surfing provide the non-female related tech based distractions, while other passengers, eating, drinking and smoking provide the non-female related non-tech based distractions.

Avoid Common Forms of Distraction

Don’t eat, smoke, talk on your phone, change your clothes, read anything, do your makeup or brush your hair, daydream, look at things other than the roads (like pretty girls), paint your nails, or play with your dog or child while driving.

Back to Tech Distractions

The risk of being in a collision is 4 times higher when you’re using a mobile phone because the distraction causes reduced reaction times, an inability to maintain speed and position, more difficulty judging safe gaps and less awareness of surrounding traffic.  55% of 18-25 year old drivers admit to using their phone while they’re behind the wheel, which is considered a reckless traffic ticket violation in many places.

The Top 10 World’s Worst Drivers

Italy – 12.7%, India – 9%, China – 8.6%, Egypt – 6.8% and France at 4.2% are the top 5 with Vietnam – 3.7, Thailand – 3.5%, USA – 3.4%, Indonesia – 2.9% and Mexico at 2.2% rounding out the bottom 5.

Scorecard

Design: B

It’s clever to use the billboard and street sign theme to get the idea across, but the graphic style is underwhelming.

Information: B+

All good information, and drivers should take care.

Source:  allianz.com

Internet Usage Predictions for 2012

Internet Usage Predictions for 2012

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Since we’re only into the second month of 2012, it’s still a good time to post this one.  This infographic addresses how people will spend their time online in 2012.  I guess we’ll check back in 2013 and see if they were right.

General

The number of internet users will expand in 2012 – 3.1% over 2011 to 239 million users – 75.6% of the world’s population.  That’s a total of 121% increase over the last five years.  1 in 20 users check their email 20 or more times per day, or every 45 minutes.  51% of internet users will experience “e-anxiety” over not being able to check their email or Facebook.  Every minute, over 107 emails will be sent, and more than 89% will be spam.  3000 pictures or more will be uploaded to Flickr every minute.

Mobile

2012 will see 113.9 million mobile internet users and 106.7 smartphone users.  62.8% more table users, 41.9 million of whom will be Ipad users.  40% of all users access social media from their mobile phones.

Social Media

Facebook will reach 143.4 million U.S. users in 2012, which is an 8.2% increase over 2011.  More than 30 billion pieces of content will be shared on Facebook every month.  2/3 of all internet users will use social networks, and more than 90% of them will use Facebook.  Over 3 billion photos will be uploaded to Facebook every month.  Tumblr will take over as the second most visited social network.  Female users will continue to dominate social media.

Video

There will be 169.3 million online video viewers in 2012.  That’s 53% of the world population and 70.8% of Internet users – 7.1% more than in 2011.  51.2 million people will watch videos using smartphones in 2012 and 14% more people will upload videos to YouTube.  Men will continue to dominate the online video internet user market, spending 247,671,000 minutes watching the videos of 2011.

Gaming

As we learned in the Social Gaming Infographic, social games are all the rage.  Online games will continue as the second online destination for gaming with a 9.8% increase over 2011.  A total of 407 million hours will be spent gaming online, and app downloads for mobile gaming will increase by 67%.  The global online gambling industry will grow over its $30 billion current value, and online bingo will generate over 1.3 billion of that share.  Online poker and casinos will contribute with 46% and part of that $30 billion (over 41%) will come from sports betting.

ECommerce

88.1% of US internet users ages 14 and up will browse or research products online in 2012.  Online buyers will reach 154.6 million in 2012, which is a 4.4% increase over 2011.  For Ecommerce, 26% will be spent on travel reservations, 27% on electronics, 32% on airplane tickets, and 36% on clothes.

Books will comprise 44% of online shopping, probably thanks to e-readres.

Scorecard

Design:  A+

This infographic is beautiful, and I really like the way the left side informs which topic is addressed, eliminating the need for headers that take up space.  The flow is good, and the design is superb.

Information:  C

While the information presented is good, there are a lot of grammer and usage errors, which makes one doubt the authority of the data.

Source: Slots of Vegas

Are You Addicted to Your Mobile Phone Infographic

Are You Addicted to Your Mobile Phone Infographic

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This UK-based infographic asks if you are addicted to your mobile phone.  They say that 83% of people own mobile phones, and I am thinking they are talking about the population of the UK, because no way for the whole world, you know?  Of that 83%, 35% own smartphones.  Of the people who own cell phones, about half of them admit to be addicted to their devices.  Scary.

What do people do on their phones?  44% get on the internet.  23% participate in social networking.  38% send and receive emails.  73% take photos with their phones.  54% send those photos or video with their phone.  73% of mobile phone owners text message.

What would people be willing to sacrifice in order to keep their mobile phones?  70% of mobile phone owners would sacrifice alcohol (because what is the fun of drunk dialing on a pay phone?), 63% would give up chocolate (are they crazy?), and 33% would give up sex (we’re guessing the mobile phone has something to do with that for that 33%…).

Signs of Smartphone Addiction

Of the following scenarios, if  more than 7 apply to you, you’re addicted to your mobile phone and should seek help in the form of outdoors and fresh air immediately.  Leave the phone at home.

Scenario 1 – I never turn off my mobile phone.  See the image for more statistics related to this scenario, and for the following.  I don’t want to give everything away in this description!

Scenario 2 – I walk and text.

Scenario 3 – I don’t care where I am, I’ll talk on my phone.

Scenario 4 – I use company time to make personal calls.

Scenario 5 – I Facebook, Twitter, etc during work meetings.

Scenario 6 – I take my phone to the potty with me, and use it while I’m doing my businesses.

Scenario 7 – Rather than talking to people, I check my email, Twitter feed, etc. in public.

Scenario 8 – I don’t even watch TV anymore.  I just watch stuff on my phone.

Scenario 9 – I check my social feeds in the middle of the night.

The bottom line?  Moderation is key.

Scorecard

Design:  B-

It’s kind of busy, and the colors don’t quite work.

Information:  B+

I don’t like stuff that is region specific that doesn’t state it’s region-specific.  The internet is international, Baby.

Source: Are you addicted to your mobile? by cashgenerator.co

Moblie Marketing & Tagging Infographic

Moblie Marketing & Tagging Infographic

Mobile Marketing and Advertising Landscape Infographic

From the infographic: “People are spending more time on their mobile phones than ever before. As marketers we have to understand these new types of consumers… Technologies like mobile tagging can help us understand the mobile consumer and deliver relevant messages.”

This mobile marketing infographic does a good job at disseminating the information into easy to read bits (USA Today) and uses bright colors against a neutral gray background to help those colors pop even more. While the infographic is a bit longer and thinner than I would like, you have to give full credit for utilizing that thin space very productively. Easy to read text and large numbers make a quick can possible, without having to read every word. You want more information, slow down and look again. In a hurry? A quick scan tells you how plentiful mobile devices are – 4 billion – and how many ways people use their smartphones to socialize (twitter, facebook, youtube, etc.). Basic people objects are used skillfully and a touch of humor has been added without distracting from the data on mobile marketing. A particularly nice touch is using the “f” in facebook to act as a graph, filling it 1/3 full to show the facebook mobile user base.

The content is fun and the data is believable. I don’t think any of the numbers surprise anyone, in fact the very content is probably considered obvious by anyone using a mobile phone, about 4 billion of us. But that is par for the course for most infographics – data you most likely know, but aren’t sure about. The data does do something I like especially and that is comparing mobile devices to other forms of entertainment, after all the mobile device is primarily and entertainment device and a secondarily a communication tool nowadays. One number did surprise me…1/2 of all local searches are performed on a mobile device. I wonder if movie listings were removed from that figure, would the numbers drop drastically? Most SEO companies would find this information about local mobile searches very interesting, I would imagine, as would local businesses.

Design: B

The graphic design reminds me of top 40 music, which I like, in that it doesn’t provide anything cutting edge but it has a beat you can dance to. I enjoyed the color scheme and the graphics. Everything meshed well, both colors and graphics) and was designed with a cohesive mindset and that is saying a lot in today’s everyone-is-a-designer-world.

Content B –

Data and facts in this infographic were easy to digest and in line with what I expected for the most part. Very few “Oh, wow?” moments but the topic is fairly popular and well-covered in today’s media. Still, the research appears sound and went further than I suspected so a good effort all around.