Social Media Statistics For 2013 from Sparefoot.com [Infographic]

Social media statistics for 2013 from Sparefoot.com [Infographic]

John Egan and Brian Honigman at Sparefoot.com have a new cool infographic featuring social media statistics for 2013.  Random fact from the graphic: 35 million selfies were posted to Instagram this year. Lo and behold! (via Social Media Today)

13 Must-Know Social Media Statistics from 2013, courtesy of sparefoot.com

States Trivia From PolicyMic

States Trivia From PolicyMic

A compass of the United States, with state names. The original was edited by User:Andrew c to include Nova Scotia, PEI, Bahamas, and scale key. It was originally uploaded to the English Wikipedia with the same title by w:User:Wapcaplet: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
A compass of the United States, with state names. The original was edited by User:Andrew c to include Nova Scotia, PEI, Bahamas, and scale key. It was originally uploaded to the English Wikipedia with the same title by w:User:Wapcaplet: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Here’s one for the long, cold winter evenings ahead. PolicyMic has compiled a nice map of the US featuring interesting trivia about each state.

For instance: Did you know that North Dakota consumes the most beer among all states?

Have a look and impress your friends!

[Note: The map in this post is just a placeholder image. The trivia map is in PolicyMic’s article.]

 

Wealth Inequality In The United States (Video)

A Video Visualizes Wealth Inequality In The United States

If you have been following domestic politics in the US in recent years, the issue of growing wealth inequality will not have escaped your attention.

Here is an interesting video visualization of how Americans estimate wealth distribution, how they think it should be, and what the reality is really like. As far as I can see, the data is from 2010, but the general picture has remained the same, despite claims to the contrary.

Spoiler Alert: The distribution of wealth is way more skewed than the respondents to a recent large-scale survey thought it to be. Below the video, I linked its sources and further reading material.

Here are the video’s sources for the numbers:

Wealth Inequality.” (Dan Ariely, behavioral economist, co-author of the study together with Mike Norton, which is linked in his blog post, 2010/09/30)

CEO pay is 380 times average worker’s – AFL-CIO.” (Jennifer Liberto, CNNMoney, 2012/04/19)

How Unequal We Are: The Top 5 Facts You Should Know About The Wealthiest One Percent Of Americans.” (Zaid Jilani, Think Progress, 2011/10/03)

It’s the Inequality, Stupid: Eleven charts that explain what’s wrong with America.” ( and , Mother Jones, 2011/02)

Further Reading:

Noah, Timothy. The Great Divergence. Bloomsbury, 2012. (Here is a review from the New York Times Sunday Book Review, and here is an interview with NPR.)