Wednesday, August 21, 2013

What Food $5 Can Get You Around the World

Five US Dollars may not sound like much - or it could be a lot, depending on where you live in the world. A cool capsule depicts how much food $5 is worth in different countries across the world. Interesting to know...oh, and, beer may be the odd one out (though it may be food for some!).

Monday, August 19, 2013

[Infographic] Twitter by the numbers - If there were 100 tweets...

Twitter has grown by leaps and bounds and is amongst the top social / news / sharing sites in the world today. People across the globe are using it to share short messages not just at a personal level, but also to tackle real-world events. There are many instances of how twitter was helpful during crises situations like wars, storms, floods, and more. So, twitter is no doubt a useful tool.

Back in 2009, when twitter was on it's rapid growth path, a team of (data) analysts looked at the data from twitter, and put forth some interesting facts and observations: this infographic below (courtesy of shows what twitter is (rather, was like) then. [Things may have changed since, and hope that these folks are kind enough to provide a revised infographic!]

So, if you are a twitter user, find out which group you come under, and maybe use this to figure out how others use twitter too!