I love this whole thing about there being a bacon shortage. It spread so fast on the interest because if there is two things that the internet loves it’s cats and bacon. On Reddit there have been numerous memes just to refer to the bacon shortage. This one is probably my favorite.
I’m really fascinated with the cycle of food products and the consumer’s mark with what we use everyday. It’s really helpful when information graphics boil down exactly what one person consumes or uses on a daily basis, and the results are pretty impactful. Others, like this one, are more playful, but still an effective tool to teach an otherwise dreary amount of information.
(Also – Happy National Coffee Day!)
A nearby community hosts a 3-day country concert with proceeds supporting local organizations.
Near the bottom, right corner of the webpage, you’ll find a link to whos.amung.us
– a website that tracks traffic on a website and shows in real-time how many users are looking at the website. It also has widgets for past activity. This time of the year, there will be limited activity, but around concert time, the site is humming. There are several options for viewing current and historic activity. User activity can be show on graphs, on maps with widgets, or as hotspots. This is the free version. Of course the commercial version is provides a wealth more of information. If you want a quick look at the activity on your website, this is a good place to start.
www.whosamungus.com has a free application that gives you “Free real-time stats for your website or BLOG”. We can actually track of often users are on our engl335digitalhumanities blog! Of course, they have a professional version that you can purchase, as well. The SSC website uses the free version.
This probably makes me a geek, but, that’s kind of why we’re here, right?
So, I have an irrational love of infographics. It’s the most fun way to get a snapshop on a topic, and they’re fun to make too. I hope i’m not alone. So, here’s a really awesome one about using social networks in education–totally right up our ally, right guys (and gals)?