Posts tagged 2012

Infographic showing how digital media is overtaking physical media, using data from Nielsen’s Entertainment Consumer Report.
Interesting to see that women make up most of eBook (and physical book) readers, and that the sales of Physical LPs more than made up for the loss in CD sales (even before adding in digital album purchases).

Infographic showing how digital media is overtaking physical media, using data from Nielsen’s Entertainment Consumer Report.

Interesting to see that women make up most of eBook (and physical book) readers, and that the sales of Physical LPs more than made up for the loss in CD sales (even before adding in digital album purchases).

Really interesting new animation style in this Academy Award winning short (not to mention the charming story)

Paperman - Full Animated Short Film (by disneyanimation)

Blogger’s Dozen: My Top 12s of 2012

As another year comes to a close, I wanted to take a look back at the media that shaped my life during 2012, or at least a few of my favorites.  Like most bloggers I love makings lists, and since my career is in communications and marketing I spend a lot of time watching, listening, reading, and playing with the latest media across devices; I’d like to think I’ve developed some critical experience (if not expertise), enough to make a few recommendations:

Read the full lists of Top 12s on MatthewHurst.com

Why it’s hard to take the Wall Street Journal more seriously as a paper of record, not just a news source for some business people…

Why it’s hard to take the Wall Street Journal more seriously as a paper of record, not just a news source for some business people…

In some alternate universe where the St. Louis Cardinals won the 2012 World Series…

In some alternate universe where the St. Louis Cardinals won the 2012 World Series…

What the 2012 electoral map would have looked like without Women’s Sufferage.  Here’s how else the map would look different if other groups weren’t allowed to vote (and for a large part of American history they couldn’t)…

What the 2012 electoral map would have looked like without Women’s Sufferage.  Here’s how else the map would look different if other groups weren’t allowed to vote (and for a large part of American history they couldn’t)…

Because we don’t live in a binary system of “red” and “blue” states, here’s a much more realistic representation of the US, by: 1.) State level, 2.) County level, 3.) Popular vote, and big map 4.) accounting for population density.  
This is what the US electoral map actually looks like- they’re your neighbors and friends, and most importantly Americans.

Because we don’t live in a binary system of “red” and “blue” states, here’s a much more realistic representation of the US, by: 1.) State level, 2.) County level, 3.) Popular vote, and big map 4.) accounting for population density.  

This is what the US electoral map actually looks like- they’re your neighbors and friends, and most importantly Americans.

That awkward moment when you meet your idol…

via alyssapridgen:

This would also be my reaction if I met Joe Biden

#VPcrush

Cartogram of the 2012 Electoral Vote for US President, with each square representing one electoral vote.

Cartogram of the 2012 Electoral Vote for US President, with each square representing one electoral vote.

Journalists who professed to be political experts were shown to be well connected, well-informed perhaps, but — on the thing that ultimately decided the result: how people were planning to vote — not well educated. They were left reporting opinions, while Nate Silver and others reported research.