When Larry met Sergey [Infographic]

From humble beginnings to NASDAQ juggernaut, Google has a rich and storied history. This interactive graphic explores the journey of two tech geniuses and how they’ve changed the world since they first met in the mid 1990′s. Have a look, and tell us what you what you think about it in the comment section.

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Free Your Feet: Why Running Shoes Do More Harm Than Good

We all know that running is good for us. It gets your heart racing, your blood pumping, your sweat pouring and your fat burning; in the long run, it can keep you healthy and can help you lose weight. But what about running shoes? Do they affect this in any way? Well, as the nifty infographic below explains, it turns out that running shoes may not be helping us too much when it comes to actually running. [Read more...]

Best Education Sites On The World Wide Web (Infographic)

When it comes to having a reputation in the real world, you’ll find that getting there wasn’t just done by word of mouth overnight. Having an online presence is an integral factor for many brick-and-mortar businesses around the globe, and for Universities and Colleges, there is no exception to that rule. In the U.S., the majority of the top Universities have embraced Facebook, Twitter, and even the odd social bookmarking site. Is your school a part of the Internet craze? [Read more...]

The Amazing Recession Defying Tablet [Infographic]

When we think of tablets the first thing that comes to mind is iPad. Apple has grabbed more than 80% of the market since they launched. However, not everyone else is throwing their towels just yet. The war of the tablets is an ongoing one and it will be quite interestinig to see how this pans out in a couple years. As of now, it’s safe to say that Apple will remain the undisputed king, atleast for a while.

It’s funny if you think about how many people carry a tablet with them these days. Try sitting at an airport waiting for your flight and you’ll see almost 50% of the people waiting with you are on their tablet. I used to be quite heavy on being a mobile guy with the use of my phone but the tablet has definitely replaced my phone. I can go without a phone but not a tablet, and yes I am the iPad guy. Can’t live without it anymore and my business definitely wouldn’t be running as mooth without it either. It has become a leisure and business tool.

This infographic brougt to us by Sortable highlights some interesting points. The title itself is pretty strong as it shows how tablet market is defying the recession. Think about it, millions of people are unemployed. Many people can’t afford to buy gas or other daily necessities yet the tablet market is growing like there is no tomorrow. So, is it defying recession? Absolutely. It’s a growing market. As a matter of fact, it is estimated that tablet shipment will top 150,000,000 by the end of 2015. Let’s have a look at this tablet infographic to learn a bit more about the world of tablets. [Read more...]

How English Language Has Changed Over The Years [Infographic]

Languages that don’t change over time are considered dead languages. The fact that English changes so much, shows that it is alive and well. Because English has changed over time, speakers of 1500 AD would not have understood an English speaker from 500 AD or the modern day English spoken today. The first written English dates back to 450 AD. Over time it has evolved from the use of “Old English,” to “Middle English,” “Early Modern English,” to present day “Modern English.” These changes are a direct reflection of the era in which the English was spoken and the modern day technology available. The simple expression “Dude,” in 1880, described a man who went slightly overboard with his fashion. And today, the expression has become part of the teenage vocabulary as a way to show excitement. Times they are a changing, and the English language will continue to do so as well.

When the first mobile phone was invented in 1956, it lacked mobility. As the phone shrunk in size, it became more portable and thumb friendly. Devices such as cell phones and computers have dramatically changed the way we communicate with each other. The percentage of 8 to 18 year olds who own a  postpaid or prepaid cell phone or lap top has significantly increased from 2004 to 2009. People are doing less talking then texting.

With the development of technology and the use of cell phones and computers, people are more commonly text messaging, instant messaging and emailing one another, as another way of communication. To accommodate technology, people have devised abbreviated versions of words to be able to communicate more quickly, referred to as “Textise.” Symbols, referred to as “Codex,” can also be used to express your emotions through digital characters as an alternative to conventional language. [Read more...]