Pinfographics

Infographics are kind of cartoons: eyecatching, telling stories … . Combining  visualisations with textual explications infographics are an interesting thing, unfortunately rarely used in official statistics.

There are good ones and poor ones. In Pinterest there is a big collection of infographics to be explored – put together by The Next Web.

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Pinterest (‘Organize and share things you love’) is an online pinboard. For images only! And it’s ‘social media’s rising star’ (Mashable).

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Clicking a pinned infographic you will get the bigger picture and a link to the original source.

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And perhaps infographics become more popular in the media’s story telling. A sign: The new offer for journalists – infogr.am – provides not only a tool for charts (still quite poor design) but also a tool  for infographics (to come).

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