The Evolution of The Blogger [INFOGRAPH]

It is really amazing how the blogger evolved from the early 90’s up until now. It’s astounding – sometimes – to look back at the manner people blogged back in the days when having a Geocities page meant making a statement and when it was a big deal compared to how now we make a public statement every few minutes.

So reading about this in a post on Tomorrow’s museum that gave a brief history of blogs since their inception reminded me of a cool infograph that I caught on Flowtown. Here is a little taste of the post followed by the infograph.

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Brief history of blogs:

Not Blogs
pre-2002: Geek notes, diaries, frequently updated zines. Things that looked like blogs but went by other names

Linkblogs
1999 – (2011?): Perhaps even earlier than 1999. Linkblogs were either quick links or a blockquote and a link. Nothing labor intensive about sharing cool stuff but some people have better taste than others. Are they dying? Maybe? Twitter seems to have taken over for directions on how get lost online

Warblogs
2001 – 2004: You know how everyone has something to say about Wikileaks? Imagine that times twenty and that was the post-9/11 blogosphere. Here’s all you need to know about this frenzied media landscape.

The Hierarchy of Internet Needs [Infograph]

A while back, my colleague Beirut talked about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and how it fits in with why people tweet. The discussion that this article sparked was both interesting and polarized. Therefore, when I saw that the people at Flowtown have created “The Hierarchy of Internet Needs” I knew that I had to share it with our readers.

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Personally, I think it’s a pretty accurate depiction of how a person’s personality evolves on social media. Almost everyone starts off as being a consumer of other people’s information and moves on to becoming a producer, chasing after their first viral hit that would make them internet “superstars!”

Now, the majority of us are just content as long as our friends and close ones that appreciate our contributions to the internet bibliography, and fulfill our need for “Love and Belonging“. But there are a few who set their goals a bit higher and achieve the exalted status of having a viral meme attributed to them. But without any shame we should be able to look each other in the eye and acknowledge that surfing adult entertainment sites is physiological need that is essential for our continued existence on the web.

So what do you think of the illustration? Any specific part caught your eye? Share with us your thoughts in the comment section below.

What If The Internet Was Our World And Social Media Sites Our Countries?

Looking over numbers and statistic for social networking can get confusing pretty easily, whether its keeping up with the number of users on each social media network or the new ones that are popping everyday. So that’s why the people at Flowtown decide to something about it by creating this infograph that represent the 2010 social media scene that pays homage to XKCD map of online communities.

How Fortune 100 Companies Are Leveraging Social Media

Flowtown is always releasing great infographs and this is a natural follow up to “ Where SMB Spend their Marketing and Advert Money? “. Like the other infograph, it raises quite a few questions and illuminates quite a few realizations, discussed below.

Where SMB Spend their Marketing and Advert Money? [Infograph]

Where SMB Spend their Marketing and Advert Money? [Infograph]

Where is the Beef?

The folks over at Flowtown have a great illustration that aggregates information about where small to medium business spent their money in 2009 and where they plan to spend it in the next 5 years.

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