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Data made beautiful
More and more news and information sources are turning to infographics to display complex data in a simple, visual way. Infographics have become one of the most ‘dugg’ types of content on Digg.com, meaning people don’t just want to get information this way, they want to share it. This infographic from engadget.com displays a recap of the days stories by time and level of interest based on comments.
Why it matters
Audiences have access to more information than ever, but they need tools to help them sort through it. How can brands display information in a beautifully simple way, that readers will understand and be inspired to share?
The clever people at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s SENSEable City Laboratory have invented Flyfire. Thousands of tiny helicopters have been crafted with multi-coloured lights, that can be programmed to fly in synchrony in any pattern, creating a responsive 3-D display.
Social networking is being joined by virtual reality characters. Computer games like World of Warcraft now allow your virtual avatar to connect with other avatars from other games via social networks with the potential to connect with people in the future.