Welcome to the next installment of Graphic Information, the exciting and sometimes terrifying look into the fabulous world of infographics. Through each entry, I will take a look at some of the web's best and brightest (or worst and darkest) infographics in an attempt to not only gain ever-important relevance in the world, but to also determine how effective each graphic is in both delivering and portraying oft-boring data in an aesthetically pleasing way. So, what elements make a successful infographic? The perfect storm includes: an intriguing topic, attractive visuals and a simple yet effective delivery of the subject matter. How does this installment's infographic stack up?
Hello Internet. I know you're a wild child of the crazy 60s. I also know it took you a few decades to realize just how truly wild you were, uniquely highlighted by a younger, thinner Al Gore verbally gaffing when he stated to have invented you in the 90s. But my, how you’ve grown! And if this entry’s infographic (found on Mashable and made by bestedsites.com) has but one thing to teach us, it’s that the Internet has evolved exponentially further in the past ten years alone.
What were you doing online 10 years ago? Were you Internet Exploring? Of course you were, because there were few impressive alternatives. Were you a member of Friendster, or did you enjoy a thrilling weekly visit to the illustrious Blockbuster (now owned by Dish after declaring bankruptcy) to re-watch E.T. for the umpteenth time? Sad fact: did you know that Blockbuster declined offers to buy Netflix over a decade ago? Awkward... for them.