Category: Culture

Infoporn: The Cost of Living on the Bleeding Edge of Technology

Historically, Americans have taken their time getting comfortable with new technology before forking over serious cash for it. When color TVs came out in the 1950s, consumers were entranced. But it took another 20 years for half of US households to ditch their B&W sets; two decades later, DVD players hit that benchmark in just six years. If you think those flatscreen HDTVs are pricey, consider this: They cost about the same, adjusted for inflation, as the first color TVs. Here’s a look back at what we’ve paid for gadget lust.

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Infographic of the Day: China’s Social Media Map

The major players in the U.S. social media world can be counted on one hand: Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn. Not so in China, where the country’s 300 million online users have a panoply of popular social networks to choose from–and Facebook doesn’t even crack the top 10.

Chinas Social Media Map Infographic

Source : http://www.fastcompany.com/blog/noah-robischon/editors-desk/infographic-day-chinas-social-media-map