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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?
In the Netherlands “Vertragingsapp” (or the ‘Delay’ app) offers you short stories on your mobile device based on the time of your delay on public transportation. After you have entered the expected time delay, you can browse stories from well-known authors and read it within that time.
On its 10th anniversary in Portugal, the National Geographic Channel let its viewers choose for the first time ever. Through a micro-site especially created for the voting process, viewers could vote on the Sunday afternoon programme line up for a whole month. More than 20,000 people voted.