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MapsofWorld.com 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?”
Maps and Social Media aren’t the best match or are they? The 52nd Social Media Breakfast discussed the pros and cones of integrating Social Media with Maps. The members gathered at Sagar Ratna, Janak Puri west, at 8:30 AM to attend the 52nd Social Media Breakfast, sponsored by Twitsnaps.com, a Compare Infobase Limited project. The MeetUp from the very beginning of the discussion was apprehensive about this union.
Members who present for the MeetUp were Kaushik, Daman, Anushka, Kartik, Sunil, Radhika, Neha, Saumya, Priya and Nivesh.
Following points were of great significance during the course of discussion:
* A wide range applications available to incorporate maps on to Social Media.
* Social Media can give better reach to organizations that deal with sales of maps.
* Mapping industry in India is revenue oriented.
* Mapping is not just done for the end users but also for other corporate identities for their decision-making process and market research. A Fan Page dedicated to mapping solutions creates a large scope not only to popularize the brand but also to crack a lot of B2B deals. For example MapXL Inc. has a Fan Page http://on.fb.me/k3ivjE
* In Indian context it’s difficult to inculcate a culture wherein people refer to maps, since individuals prefer personal references to referring to maps. The exploring and adventurous nature is less in Indians compared to westerners.
* Maps can end the company in a legal soup, since maps have to feature updated and accurate information. Sensitive areas cannot be made public. Social Media will spread the word swiftly; hence chances for legal implications can be fast, and heavy.
* Mapping is a huge investment, since it requires surveyors to penetrate into nook and corner of a geographic region. But if companies come up with maps for common people with their interests featured, that would be a really good scope. Shared this on to Social Media will fetch the company great deal of publicity.
* It is the cost and usage that keeps the integration away.
The 52nd session concluded with the members agreeing on the usage of maps can be restricted to marketing and publicity purposes and not for mass sharing on Social Media. Specific applications can be used for sharing purposes. The are apprehensions regarding fallacious or sensitive information going viral.
– Priya Chandrakanth
Corporate Communications Executive
Compare Infobase Limited.