Icons of the Web from the open source Nmap Security Scanner Project (http://nmap.org)is an update to the hugely popular project from 2010. This update brings all new data, a n updated interactive viewer and printed posters available for sale through Kickstarter for a limited time (until January 17th!)
[Source: Icons of the Web]
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What a wild year it’s been. You could say that 2013 was the year of social media and you’d be correct. What was once a novelty for people bored and surfing on the ‘net has risen to be an industry in and of itself that companies large and small have embraced around the world as a powerful cornerstone of their marketing initiatives.In case you got lost in the details of 2013, we’ve laid out all the notable moments of the year, month by month, in this handy infographic.What was the most notable social media moment in your life in 2013? Let us know in the comments.
In honor of its upcoming book launch, online education and marketing firm 9Clouds has released a teaser for the full-length field guide to social media in the form of a handy infographic.
The graphic includes key stats, target markets, audiences, the time commitment for each network, a general overview designed to help you figure out which networks are best for you and why.
As for Twitter, the infographic cleverly calls it a “party line phone” and purports that Twitter takes 2+ hours of your time per week. That’s the same as Facebook in the infographic, but more than the time recommended to be spent on Pinterest, YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn.
I definitely spend way more than 2 hours per week on Twitter, but that’s because I make my living in social media. Although judging by the quantity of people I see scrolling through their Twitter feeds on the subway, in line, and walking down the street, I’d guess a lot of people spend a lot more than 2 hours per week tweeting or reading tweets.
It’s also interesting that the infographic categorizes Twitter as good for finding new customers, versus Facebook being a good tool for current customers. I think every major social network can be utilized for lead generation, but I don’t know if I’d categorically define Twitter as better for it than Facebook. It definitely depends on whether you’re spending or not, and your content strategy on each network.
[Source: 9 Clouds]
What’s different from 3.0?
Well, version 4.0 brings about some of the most significant changes since the beginning. In this round, we moved away from the flower-like motif to simplify and focus the landscape. With all of the changes in social media, it would have been easier to expand the lens. Instead, we narrowed the view to focus on those that are on a path to mainstream understanding or acceptance.
The result was the removal of 122 services while only adding 111.
This introduces an opportunity for a series of industry or vertical-specific Prisms to be introduced so stay tuned.
[Source: The Conversation Prism]
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If you have a smartphone, then the chances are you’ve used social media on your mobile at one point or another. It’s great to be connected all the time, but what are the negative effects of social media on your mobile? We’ve developed an infographic to find out the answer…
- 47% of people use social media from their mobiles
- 340 million Facebook app users on iPhone and Android
- After Nov 2012 release of the Facebook app, mobile signal used by the app rocketed by 600% despite their membership only increasing by 4%
- The Facebook app requests 24% of its data volume from YouTube, 16.5% from Twitter, and 15.8% from Tumblr
- Mobile data usage is expected to increase 2000% by 2017
- The cost per megabyte of mobile data has decreased from $0.46 to $0.03 in the last five years
- Uploading 1 photo a day to Twitter costs $0.195
- Viewing 10 photos a day on Twitter costs $0.15
- Annual cost of using Twitter on your mobile: $125.93
- Annual cost of using YouTube on your mobile: $438
- Annual cost of using Facebook on your mobile: $470
- Annual cost of using Pandora on your mobile: $657
- Driving whilst social networking on your mobile makes you four times more likely to crash
- Smartphones slow your driving reaction times to 38% (compared to 21% for Cannabis and 12.5% for Alcohol)
- For every 1 million new mobile subscribers there is a 19% rise in distracted driving fatalities
- 45% of people feel agitated when they can’t access their social networks
- 60% of people feel the need to switch off their phones to have a break
- 66% of people have trouble sleeping after using social media
- 25% of people have relationship problems because of online fights
- Regular mobile users experience withdrawal symptoms similar to that of drug addicts
- 64% of people have accepted a friend request from a stranger
- 73% use a geo-tracking application on their mobile
- 41% are extremely concerned about letting potential burglars know when they’re away
- The Android app uses 75% of its energy to serve ads and uploading user data
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