How do Chinese connect online? On their own series of social networks, mimicking several blocked foreign counterparts. Renren and Kaixin001 fill Facebook’s void. Sina Weibo is the microblog of choice in Twitter’s absence. Youku is a video hosting platform, which only loosely enforces copyright laws; think of it as a YouTube-meets-Hulu, because many popular TV shows and movies are posted freely. Jiepang is the most popular location-based mobile app, with Foursquare-style checkins. This infographic, created by G+ (not to be confused with Google+), takes a look at China’s answer to social networking. Of the country’s half billion Internet users, half ofRead More
Women who play online games have more sex. Yes, it's true, says a new survey by Harris Interactive for GameHouse. Women who play online games are not only a little older, a little happier but they're also making whoopie more often than those who don't play games. "Maybe if we all watched a little less TV and played more games online, we'd all be having a little more sex," GameHouse Chief Gamer Matt Hulett says. "Joking aside, this survey matches up with our internal data that women are widely embracing online games with 63% of GameHouse players being women. It's niceRead More
Virgin America has offered up a private flight for you and your friends via Gilt Groupe, as well as the opportunity to name the plane you fly on. The flight for you and up to 146 friends is listed for $60,000 on the exclusive deals site. With the round-trip flight, Virgin America will also let you permanently name a plane in their fleet. (It’ll be painted on the side for the world to see.) Virgin America’s planes are recognized as among the most comfortable in the nation, thanks to the airline’s multitude of on-board amenities. Surf the web with in-flightRead More
Last year, the National Retail Federation reported that 212 million individuals hit the shopping aisles on Black Friday, spending an estimated $45 billion. We analyzed over 270,000 from 9/26/11 to 11/17/11 to find out where your fellow shoppers will be this November 25th and what products they will be sprinting down the aisle to get their hands on.
Apple's (AAPL) market cap recently hit #370 billion an amount that may not seem that large when compared with say the $700 billion bank bailout of 2008. But loot at it next to other things, such as the size of certain industries and government programs and you may be surprised. This Apple infographic examines the comparison of Apple's impressive $370 billion market cap to other industries and valuations.
Want a notification on your phone whenever someone you like Tweets or @mentions you? How about when someone marks your Tweet as a favorite or retweets one of your Tweets? If you've already added your phone to your account, you can now enable this feature in your account’s Mobile Settings. Twitter users that have enabled SMS notifications can get text updates when other users retweet them, follow them or favorite their content. - Turning on notifications for DMs and @replies/mentions - Turning on Activity notifications - Turning on notifications to receive Tweets from a specific person on your phone - Turning All TwitterRead More
This clip is a visualization of all the Tweets mentioning 11:11 on 11.11.11. Each “1” is a location that moves with the conversation on Twitter. Their scale varies depending on the volume of Tweets posted from the location they represent. You can see the main wave move from right to left, and then a second one that occurred at 11 p.m. around the world. This video, created by Twitter’s in-house data visualization specialist Miguel Rios, puts a geographic spin on that fact.
Credit Sesame, a personal finance tool and website, conducted a survey of 50 ex-burglars in the UK Nearly 80% of them said they had used Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare to target which properties to rob. Another 73% said they used Google Street View to scope out neighborhoods ahead of time.
This infographic, created by HackCollege, delves into the intricacies of how college students in the U.S. use their mobile devices. The leading two operating systems are Android and Apple’s iOS, holding an almost equal market share of 43% and 42% respectively. via