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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?
Waisda.nl (slang for ‘What is that?”) is a game created by Dutch broadcaster KRO that asks viewers to tag what is happening onscreen as they watch video material. Users receive points if they use the same tag as someone else, on the basis that this confirms the validity of the tag. The aim is to make searching for specific reference points in video material easier and more intelligent, thanks to this user input.
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.