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100 Essential Infographics About Global Issues – MapsofWorld hits new milestone

Image reached a milestone in its weekly series, the Fry-Day Poll, completing 100 weeks of infographics recently. Since January 2012, each Friday, the team published the Fry-Day Poll, a comprehensive infographic that delved into one hot global topic, using facts and figures to explore the arguments. Each infographic posed a question and presented a balanced view, with information supporting each side. The data was creatively represented using images, charts, and maps, displaying the information in a quick and entertaining way. The infographics provided facts in a simplified manner, making it easy to understand and accessible to a large audience. Information provided included dates and timelines of significant events, maps showing how the issue affects places around the globe, and statistical data.

From pressing current events to long-standing controversies

With its thought-provoking questions, the Fry-Day Poll Infographics sparked conversations, allowing readers to vote in the accompanying poll, answering “Yes,” “No,” or “Can’t Say.” The two year project allowed bloggers, journalists, and readers to interact and offer opinions via social media, including Twitter and Facebook. The site worked as a forum for debate and discussion on these important topics. The comments added to the experience, and were used to persuade fellow readers and spark debates, while providing additional perspectives and anecdotal evidence. The topics for the Fry-Day Poll Infographics ranged from pressing current events to long-standing controversies.

Popular on Facebook, Twitter and Slideshare

Topics were generally categorized into politics, the economy, science, and social issues. The Fry-Day Poll series began on January 20, 2012, asking the question, “Is Pakistan a failed state?” The question posed for the landmark 100th Fry-Day Poll took on a popular topic, asking, “Is Bitcoin the future of money?” The infographics were frequently showcased on Slideshare‘s homepage as featured presentations, shared on Facebook, and debated on Twitter. Among the most viewed Slideshare topics were “Did the US Shutdown affect the global economy?” and “Can gun control reduce crime?” The most shared topics on Facebook were “Is war a booming industry?” and “Soda: Is the fizz killing us?”

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Celebrating the 100th Social Media Breakfast – The Finale

Today Social Media Breakfast completed its 100th Meetup. Quite a feat compared to any other tech meetup in town. This was the Finale, the last milestone in a long journey. Over these last 100 meetups we attempted to discuss, dissect, analyze and learn all possible dimensions of Social Media and the Tech Evolution. It was a wonderful ride with weekly conversations over breakfast. The topic for the Finale was ‘Kal Aaj Aur Kal’, an attempt to look back at the journey so far and celebrate this milestone, and then to discuss how we can keep this momentum going

100 Meetups Over Two Years

On April 30th 2010, 9 people met and started the Social Media Breakfast in Delhi. What started as conversations over coffee about social media, soon evolved into a weekly Meetup of organized discussions on Social Media. The discussion and debates covered all possible dimensions of Social Media. Looking back at the last 2 years, we condensed all major topics we have discussed (see image below)

What did it mean for us?

Here’s a brief list of comments and experiences shared by the participants today

  • It was a sharing platform with an informal setting. (Kaushik Pal)
  • Interesting conversations every Friday (Daman Anand)
  • It took a life of its own, knowledge sharing and debates were the highlights (Komal Puri)
  • Helped us evolve on how we looked at Internet & Social Media (Mani Singh)
  • It made me read every night before the meetup, worth it! (Anonymous)
  • The learning was helpful at work (Nivesh Sharma)
  • Listening to experienced folks (Ravi Mathur)
  • Helped me go deeper about Social Media concepts and strategies (Amanpreet)
  • Refreshing Fridays (Ramandeep)
  • Loved the breakfasts, Plus it helped expand my horizon (Sunil Gupta)
  • This was ongoing learning, week after week (Gaurav Shukla)
  • Learnt from our experiences speakers (Anshul Chopra)
  • A Unique merger of experiences folks and newbies, made it worth the while (Aashish)
  • We kept to the dates, kept it going, providing value each Friday (Simarprit Singh)

What’s Next

We decided to continue the Meetups, and change the format to a monthly schedule. Last saturday of the month with a different venue. Perhaps from last saturday of May 2012. It would be better organized with speakers and more member participation in organizing the event. One suggestion which would be worth implementing is creating a knowledge-bank of all the good resources which come out of these Meetups. Just looking at the extensive list of topics we covered over the last two years, it would have been wonderful to have a repository of all the resources, leaving a legacy behind.


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