What Type of Infographs Can You Create?
When I signed up at visual.ly, I was more intrested in creating custom branded Infographics. While, Infographics displaying my Twitter and Facebook Data is great and have a personal to value to them, I am more interested in creating content that is valuable to others. I was under the impression that it would be a plug and play, click and drag format. Though currently, visual.ly is only offering Twitter and Facebook Infographics that pull data from your Social Media accounts and also Infographics displaying Hashtag data.
How It Works
After creating an account, point your browser to http://create.visual.ly/. Basically you will choose between a couple of pre-design Infographic templates, that once connected to your Social Media Accounts will display your stats in an Infographic form.
Available Facebook Infographic Templates:
Facebook Insider : Prism
Facebook Insider : Cobalt
- Numerical stats and data, top photos, top friends, birthdays, social events
Dr. Visually’s Automagical Facebook Monsterizer : Basic
- Numerical Stats and data.
Coming Soon Facebook Infographic Templates:
Facebook Real Time Insights
Available User Twitter Infographic Templates:
Twitter Showdown : SXSW
Twitter Showdown: Knockout
Twitter Showdown: Glow
- Comparison Stats, Personal Stats
Available Hashtag Twitter Infographic Templates:
Life of a Hashtag: Broadsheet
Life of a Hashtag: Dossier
Life of a Hashtag: Report
- Stats of a chosen Hashtag
So in closing we see that visual.ly has made some big steps in the world of Infographics. The availability of this Infographic generator will not only give people a fun way to visualize their Facebook or Twitter stats but also raise more interest in creating this style of visual content. Though, people that lack the skills of Adobe Illustrator will still be left waiting for a release or offering a custom Infographic generator.
Share your thoughts, I would love to hear them! Would you prefer to read an Infographic over reading a traditional blog article? Would you be interested in a browser based drag and drop format Infographic Generator?