New Online Safety Lesson: Infographics: Is a picture really worth a thousand words?

March 19, 2012

The 13th installment in the lesson series I’m writing on behalf of iKeepSafe, focuses on developing and understanding of how to interpret and create infographics

Is a picture really worth a thousand words? Research indicates that visual communication may be more powerful than verbal communication, suggesting that people learn and retain information when it is presented visually better than when it is only provided verbally or as text .

Every single day we create with 2.5 billion gigabytes of data from sensors, mobile devices, online transactions, and social networks. That amount of data is equal to a full-length episode of “Glee” running continuously for 214 thousand years.

To see and use this lesson, the companion presentation, professional development materials, and parent tips click here: Infographics: Is a picture really worth a thousand words?



2011; 8 Trillion Text Messages Sent

March 3, 2012

It’s no secret that we can’t live without our cell phones; last year researchers with Telenav found that 22% of smartphone owners said they would rather go a week without seeing their significant other than without checking their apps, 33% would rather give up sex for a week, and 22% would rather go without a toothbrush than without a phone!

Now, a new video by MobileFuture, The 2011 Mobile Year in Review, brings additional highlights – like last year we sent 8 trillion text messages, and we downloaded 1 billion apps EACH Month.  Find it surprising? Spend 2½ minutes to learn a great deal more about our mobile use…

For more interesting info, check out these infographics:


The state of the Internet Infographic – Cool Stats to Ponder

August 23, 2011

What makes this  State of the Internet by Mashable [infographic] so interesting is that it is dynamic, you can see the number of new internet users, and new websites coming online, click around the world to see the internet’s role in various countries, and has interesting stats about the videos uploaded each minute, the searches, tweets, and more.

Interesting stats (subject to change by the time you look at them!):

  • Avg. time spent on Facebook per month – 17 hours and 33 minutes
  • Videos watched on YouTube per day – 2 billion
  • 119 Million Tweets sent per day
  • 35 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute.
  • 1.2 Million Editors edit 11 million articles per month on Wikipedia
  • The online dating industry is worth $4 billion worldwide
  • Your facebook profile is worth $91

Have fun exploring.