Infograph Analysis

Well, to cut to

the chase, this post will be about the analysis of The Internet infograph. I hope it’s detailed enough. If I am missing anything, please let me know.

For my team’s infograph, we chose The Internet.

Now this is quite a broad subject but, for the brevity of this infograph, the authors did a fine job in analyzing pertinent, as well as, entertaining information.

Anyway, my more detailed review can be found below.

So without further adieu:

1. The order of the information throughout the infographic (in relation to the sections I analyzed) is relatively good, as it presents the data gathered in a very understandable order. That is, it is grouped by the type of data and then smoothly flows into the concurrent sections.

2. The visual style is very nicely done, in my opinion. The simple colors and tones (red, grey, light blue, and white) give the infographic a fresh approach and makes it easy to look at. The font of the text is crisp and in a general style, which makes reading easy and enjoyable. The drawings and other visuals used are also helpful when imagining the information given in understandable terms within your head. This is critical, as sometimes the numbers given can be quite mind boggling. The high quality and resolution of the imagery further enhances the readability of the infographic as well as helps make the information of the infographic more easily remembered.

3. The accuracy of the information of this infographic can be deemed as reliable as the information relating to this infographic (The Internet) is constantly changing. The sites where the information is derived from, seem trustworthy, as some of the information, for example the information pertaining to twitter or facebook, come from the main sites themselves.

Other information, however, is more questionable, in regards to its reliability, as most of it does not come from highly verified sources (such as a scientific journal, ect.). In addition to that, it seems that there are not multiple sources cited for each fact, therefore, lead one to conclude that perhaps the information was not crosschecked beforehand in order to give the most reliable and current information available.

Some of the information gathered and used for this infograph can even be considered out-of-date due to the fact that the internet is always changing. Therefore, even if the information at the time the infographic was made was correct, now it may be obsolete. So one of my final criticisms in regards to this, is that SOMEWHERE on the info graphic, it should label or mention what year it is speaking of when it means “Today”.

For a more specific analysis, let’s look at my assigned sections for this assignment: parts four, five, and six.

From the very first sections, we can see that Americans seem to be gaining an insatiable lust for entertainment. 59% of Americans using the PC and TV simultaneously is kind of a crazy number if you think about it. I guess entertainment today fore people is kind of like medicine. Once you get used to the normal dosage, you’ll need more to feel the same effect. Lolcatz and Lost may be too much for some people to handle, so be sure to check with your doctor first.

In the next section, part 5, we can see that teenagers more concerned with how they look and the process of making babies than about their linear algebra homework. 31 hours online seems like a daunting number, and it should be. I mean, sitting 31 hours in front of a computer seems kind of ridiculous, but when you think about it, people in their 20’s probably average more time on the PC than the average teen. This infographic, however, fails to present any information regarding that, so you may be left wondering unless you do some research yourself.

Finally, the last section speaks of something so close to all our hearts. Websites, and in particular, blogging. It is quite remarkable how many blogs there are considering that other websites are only double that figure at best. I would never have guessed the near 2:1 ratio, but there are a lot of people with a lot to say after all. Even if what they have to say isn’t about anything in particular.

There you go! That’s my analysis of the infographic that my group is working on. I hope you were able to take something from it!

Thanks for reading!