Tag: twitter

The Graphic Account: March 14, 2013

From antique cartography to personalized logs, lots of beautiful connections mapped out this week! We also found visualizations that make sense of mythological relationships, suss out the virality of content, and a font like none other.

The Geosocial Universe 3.0

In August 2010, JESS3 took one giant step for social with the introduction of The Geosocial Universe infographic. Last year, the map got updated. And now, with changes to the social landscape occurring at lightspeed, JESS3 presents its third iteration of The Geosocial Universe.

The Graphic Account: February 1, 2013

With a new book release from Nathan Yau, two visualizations that examine the word choice of inaugural addresses, and a chart of sci-fi book covers, this edition of the Graphic Account gets literary. Along with being a bit bookish, look out for the most elegant solution to bus schedules that public transit could ever hope for.

It’s Declared: Social Media Now a Major

In case you missed the news on your Facebook and Twitter feeds, Newberry College, a small, Evangelical Lutheran liberal-arts college in South Carolina, recently announced they will begin offering undergraduate degrees in Social Media as of fall 2013. The interdisciplinary program aims to capitalize on the strengths of Graphic Design, Communications, Business Administration, Psychology and Statistics. Four innovative courses, created specifically for the social media major are also included in the curriculum.

An Olympic-Sized Tweet-Cluster

As the first summer games since the explosion of social media, the International Olympic Committee worked hard to make London 2012 the most socially-integrated games yet. This included Twitter pages, Instagram profiles and Foursquare check ins that could be rewarded with tickets to the games. And, of course, fans are encouraged to follow their favorite athletes to get a more personal look inside their games. But, as is always the case with Twitter – when it’s good, it’s really good; when it’s bad, it’s really bad.


Haters gonna hate, and Tweeters gonna tweet. Celebrities know this all too well, as Twitter users increasingly take to their feeds to shout agression and insults at stars. The faceless Internet provides a sense of protection and confidence, I suppose. Back in March, Jimmy Kimmel found the perfect response method to these cyber bullies: turn the joke on them.