Katelyn M. Thompson's Blog

The New Facebook Profile

Posted in Design by kmtom on February 9, 2011

I am pretty defiant when it comes to changes to Facebook. I had a hard time accepting the changes to something that I use multiple times a day, multiple times an hour when I don’t see the justification for the change. Regardless, they recently made a significant change to the Profile Pages. There has been a recent “movement” towards using the new Facebook profile layout to one’s advantage. Check them out: on reface.me

via Mashable

The Difference Between Twitter & Facebook

Posted in Graphic Design by kmtom on October 21, 2010

When asked about the difference between Twitter and Facebook, I usually reply “Facebook is for the people you knew in high school, and Twitter is for the people you wish you knew in high school.” Well, @shaylamaddox had a slightly different way of putting that, which was then turned into an illustration by Kiersten (although I can’t find the link to the original, she has some cool stuff on her blog).

via tweetmeme

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How We Spend Our Time Online

Posted in Information Visualization by kmtom on October 6, 2010
What do you do on the Internet on your computer? I check Facebook, play games, and check and write e-mails. But what does everyone else do? And what do they do the most? Well, the Nielsen-Norman Group conducted a study to find out.
What do you do on the Internet on your phone? I check e-mail, Twitter, play games, and listen to music. How does this differ to the computer? Overall, quite a bit… [but don’t pay attention to the colors, cause unfortunately they don’t correlate.]
UPDATE: NNG has published a follow-up study which uses a different method of analyzing the time spent online with Mobile devices.
via Mashable

Social Media Users

Posted in Information Visualization by kmtom on May 7, 2010

Who is using which sites? This infographic from Flowtown breaks it down nicely. One thing that surprises me is how few 18-24 year olds are using LinkedIn, but perhaps that’s just relative to the amount of other folks using it.

via Cool Infographics

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Facebook Fact Sheet

Posted in Information Visualization by kmtom on March 30, 2010

As a good addition to the list of 10 social media inforgraphics, this recent “fast sheet” displays some interesting information. Here are some highlights as provided by BusinessInsider:


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via @SaraBrody via @certaintragedy

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The Hierarchy of Digital Distractions

Posted in Information Visualization by kmtom on September 9, 2009

An interesting depiction of the hierarchy of the distractions we face in our lives everyday. I’m sure they will differ for each person, but a lot of these are spot on for me.  If only I had an iPhone, then all of the other distractions in my life would start to fade into the background…

via @swissmiss