Having just returned from a four day business trip, and listened to tons of people bitch about first world problems that are really pretty damn meaningless, I was so inspired by the video below. The story is so compelling, proving that if there is a will, there is a way. This is the story of Mahabir Pun and how he brought wireless internet connectivity to his village in Nepal, after six years of hiking once a month for 2 days just to check his emails.
The short film is by Clemens Purner. It is filled with amazing scenery, great cinematography, and such a great story. This was so inspiring after my two hour shuttle ride from Fort Wayne to Indy where the driver expounded the hollow racist virtues of Donald Trump. After sitting in the lounge at my hotel last night listen to people gripe that the free meal they got from the conference they attended wasn’t good enough. After hearing all the dumb ass complaints at the airport this morning.
Most of the information in the image below isn’t really new, or ground breaking. If you don’t know the impact that social media has had on the internet/mobile world in the last 8 years you must have been living on a deserted island. None the less, since an image is worth a thousand words, feast your eyes upon this infographic and behold Americans’ increasing obsession with social media. One interesting little nugget is the increasing use of tablet based internet usage while watching TV.
Every Minute, of every day, of every year, the activity shown below is happening on the internet. In our connected world its a fact that data never sleeps, and there is no sign of things slowing down. In fact these numbers will get bigger as time marches forward. According to the infographic, in the time it took me to write this, 347 WordPress blog posts were pushed out to the web including mine.
I like good infographics, and I love animated infographics. Why people don’t create more animated, interactive infographics is beyond me. Anyway, here is a really nice animated infographic from Online Schools about the State of the Internet.
For me, the jury is still out on Google’s “Chrome Book” set to launch later this summer. What I am sure about is the look and feel that Google has developed to explain the product and its features. These animations are great. They have a fun casual look to them and they explain what the product is without becoming dry, stuffy, academic, or boring, something that isn’t easy to do when you are talking about technology.