12 Most Beautiful and Useful Social Media Infographics
One of the most useful trends of the past year is the growth of the infograph: a graphic visual representation of information, data or knowledge (Wikipedia). A well planned infograph can pack a whollop of information into an easily digestible format.
The best ones are not only informative, but creative works of art. Click the titles below for links to the infographics listed.
This is a great piece to use in a pitch to the C-Suite on adopting social media. It’s bright, modern and fun and the eye flows easily from stat to stat.
Inspired by a classic quip from Gary Vaynerchuk, social media strategist, in response to a question about the ROI of social media. Anyone who has a mom can relate to this one.
Twitter marketing 101 in a beautifully thought out and colorful artwork. All the top tips are contained in this one piece.
A Twitterpedia of information coupled with gorgeous graphic design. Need to know what a #hashtag is? They’ve covered that.
This one is “vintage” by internet standards — it’s a full two years old — and the creators have taken it off their site. The statistics on this one are out of date but the thought process is still great.
6. A Case Study in Social Media Demographics
The symbolism of the demographic profiles rotating around the social networks is pure genius, as are the rockets of reasons you’ll be visiting them. (Note: link was removed by request of site owner)
Interesting they’ve left Twitter out of this one. Perhaps they weren’t sure if Twitter was a hero or nemesis? Another brilliant theme that easily paints a picture of the social media landscape.
This one is beautiful in its simplicity — the perfect backdrop for mobile phone stats.
An interesting mash-up of your Facebook and Twitter usage pulled into an infographic form.
Similar to Intel’s What About Me, Tweetsheet only focuses on your Twitter use. It “showcases revealing details from your tweetstream, including: top followers, geographic impact, most-retweeted posts, and more.”
Another app to create an infograph about your Twitter use. The twist? You can choose another user to “face off.” Interesting way to see how your competition stacks up.
Filled with eye-catching art and a retro feel, the beauty of this infographic is in the juxtaposition of old and new. Some may argue this one isn’t all that useful, but it might be a good way to help newcomers to social media understand the differences between platforms.
Now, these are just social media related infographics. There are also some gorgeous works created about the human body, saving money and how to make a decision. It just goes to show there really is great desire for information to be easily digestible, and it truly is an art form unto itself.
Featured image courtesy of GDS Infographics licensed via Creative Commons.