The Complete Timeline of Doctor Who from 1963 to Present

Oh the classic Dr. Who, this series has been going on and on and on since 1963. The show is not half bad, it’s actually very amusing and helps you pass the time. If you haven’t seen Dr. Who, then you’re not really missing out on “everything” but it’s definitely a show to watch. It’s basically a story of a doctor who travels in time inside of a phone booth. He goes to different years and helps people out, along the way he has to fight a couple of villains, which are these robot looking things called the Daleks, he usually travels with companions. I could sit here for days trying to get you caught up with the show from the very beginning.

The info-graphic at the bottom will help you make sense of the whole show so you don’t have to ask questions when you finally do get around to seeing it. If you’ve seen the show, then you need to check out this complete timeline of Doctor Who from 1963 to present, including episodes, seasons, companions, villains, and more. Scroll down to follow all the Doctor’s adventures through time. A Fantastic resource for any Doctor Who fan – and Please don’t be a Dalek! share this timeline with all your Whovian Pals!

Doctor Who Timeline Infographic
Via: CableTV.com

Why Businesses Should Start Using Pinterest For Marketing Purposes

The first time I heard about Pinterest I really didn’t know what to think of it. I searched for the site and thought the site was just another micro-blogging web site with a “like” and “share” capabilities. I then started to look through the different types of services that they had and really got addicted to the site for a little while.

The actual site uses a very simple concept, yet it’s extremely powerful and effective for companies to market their messages to the right people. You simply “pin” anything you’re “interested” in to the wall – enhancing the name Pinterest. The number of people using Pinterest continues to grow by the day, and with it will come new services. Currently the site is on the “trial” stages where you have to request an invite to get the full experience, and trust me lots of people are lining up to get the invite.

The website has a lot of potential for business marketing, the ability to pin an interest onto the page means that you can post an image or a video and reach a very large audience.  The site gives you the ability to build a following, and depending on how interesting your pins are, the further your message will broadcast out.

On pinterest you can literally put anything and everything you want on the wall, images, videos, and even recipes. LinchPinSEO put together the infographic below where it talks about how Pinterest could be the tool for your next marketing campaign.

What Channels Influence the Social Consumer?

Most consumers now days rely on the web when they’re in the market to find something new, but where exactly are they looking?

According to this great graphic by M Booth and Beyond, it really depends on what they’re looking to buy. In other words, the products dictate which web sources consumers will choose to get their information from. If you take a closer look at the info-graphic below, you’ll get a better idea of where everyone is looking for new products, and trust me…some of the data will really surprise you.

For example:
– Out of the 12 popular products researched, Foursquare has the largest influence on cookware products.
– Similarly, Facebook has the biggest influence on baby products.
– 66% of consumers researching beauty products, click on an online ad.

Check out the full graphic below to learn more:

Study Shows Why You Were Friended or Unfriended

Have you ever wondered why some people add you and others remove you from their social networks? For the most part, people will add you because they know you in real life. But according to a recent study from NM Incite, 82% of Facebook users add people they know offline, 60% of people add other people when they notice they have several mutual friends – in hopes to get to know them better.

The remaining reasons include, superficial aspects like physical attractiveness, friend count, gender, race, age, and likes or dislikes. The infographic below goes over the different reason why people add you as friends.

But when it comes to unfriending people, there are a lot of different explanations. 50% of the people unfriend people because they make offensive comments, 41% are unfriended when they start to sell you products online, the other people are taken off because they “damage” reputation on your facebook. Like leaving you unprofessional comments on your wall or attacking your friends publicly – aka – embarrass you.

Most Men use Facebook to network and date, women use Facebook to connect with friends, get the “inside scoop” on deals and sales. Men tolerate abusive comments a bit better than women, it’s estimated that a Woman will unfriend a person almost instantly if they do not feel comfortable with the comments.

Minority Report in Real Life?

It’s obvious that technology has come a long way. One interesting example of this can be seen in the the field of criminology. With data-driven policing and new revolutionary forecasting systems, police are already able to predict crimes at certain locations and times. For example, by 2003, the police in Richmond,VA were able to anticipate the time, location, and the nature of incidents in their area. From then, there has been a 47% decrease in random gun fires and an increase of 246% in seized weapons.

While these trends definitely provide an optimistic view of things to come, one can’t help but look at the possible negative effects as well. This graphic by Criminology.com raises a good question: can we punish individuals before they actually commit a crime? The movie “Minority Report” is a great portrayal of this, and while we’re certainly not at that level of crime prediction, I think it’s way too soon to say that it’s entirely impossible…

Check out the rest of the graphic to see the new frontier of criminology and what it might mean for the future of our society:

Minority Report
Created by: Criminology

Get More out of Google

A lot of people simply don’t realize that effective Googling goes far beyond entering in a phrase or a few key words. The truth is that many people just don’t know how to maximize effective searching on Google. More surprisingly, while you might assume that college students would have no problems utilizing the search engine, recent studies have shown that the majority don’t know how to use Google either. In fact, 3 out of 4 students weren’t able to perform a “well-executed search”.

Fortunately, Hack College just released this graphic to reveal some tips and tricks for searching on Google – especially for students using it for online research. View the full graphic below to learn more:

Get more out of Google
Created by: HackCollege

The Digital Promise [Infographic]

Though our lives have drastically changed from the lives of our parents and grandparents, the typical U.S. classroom has managed to look more or less the same. A primary reason for this is due to the fact that education has simply not been able to keep up with the advancements in technology. While opinions differ on why this is the case, one thing is for certain: educators, students and parents alike are realizing that a bright future in education is going to require an investment in technology. Not only can it alter the way students will learn and interact in the classroom, but technological skills are key for today’s students as they go on to find jobs and careers.

This is one trend that the White House has noticed as well. In fact, they launched a new program earlier this year called the “Digital Promise” with one simple goal in mind: to get technology into classrooms. Online Schools illustrated this graphic to stress why technology in education is so imperative and what the “Digital Promise” can bring to the future of education.

Digital Promise
Created by: Online Schools

Generation Mobile

Students and their cellphones are inseparable. As a recent graduate myself, I can tell you first-hand that my phone never left my side during my four years of college. And as more students obtain access to better and newer phones, cellphones will continue to play a large role the lives of college students. Beyond just the normal stuff like calling and texting people, students are relying on their phones for all sorts of different reasons.

This graphic by Hack College illustrates a survey taken by college students regarding their cell phone habits. I summed up some pretty eye-opening statistics that I came across while reading the graphic:

– Nearly 94% of students text every day.
– 88% of students have texted during class.
– 40% of students have studied through their phones before a test.
– 23% of them have used their phones to view porn.

You can check out the rest of the statistics and the graphic below:

Generation Mobile
Created by: HackCollege