The year of 2011 went very fast for us in the development world and I am sure some of you accomplished important things for your career during this year. But besides our personal achievements, the whole industry managed to reach something that was unthinkable around 10 years ago. To show you how the web progressed during the past year, I collected a series of infographics from the internet and hope, by the end of this article, you will realize what huge potential this year of 2012 has. Most of the images are not in full here, so you might want to click on them and read the whole infographic for an overall understanding of the presentations.
1. 60 seconds on the web
This one shows what happened on the web during 2011 in a timeframe of 60 seconds, if we minimize the whole year to it. 600 new YouTube videos, almost 700,000 search queries on Google and Facebook status updates and close to 100,000 tweets should say enough about what power the internet holds nowadays.
2. Disruptive Companies
It is easy to see how Apple, for example, disrupts today’s web. The iPhone and iPad start to replace the computers and old phones and always bring new ideas to the table.
3. Instagram’s Fun Facts
4. User Generated Content
Nowadays people say “Content is King” and after reading this infographic you will see why they mean it. There is so much content on the internet that is really difficult to keep up with, therefore we have to sort out the things we are interested in and only follow those.
5. App Store Info
Want to see some interesting information about the apps in Apple’s Store? Then this infographic is for you.
6. Foursquare Reaching 10 Million Users
8. How Busy are Americans
9. Facebook Relationships
This infographic is not only about Facebook users, but also about their relationships. Very good to understand how Facebook works for us and how we interact with the others.
10. Bugs in your Open Source Code
11. Twitter History
If you tweet a lot, you probably already know some of these, but otherwise this is an interesting read about the records on Twitter and some other statistics. It is not only for 2011, but includes some events from last year.
12. Farewell to Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs, the former genius and Apple co-founder, died in the latter part of 2011. This infographic is more or less dedicated to him and tells us the important milestones in his life.
Apple’s new technology is shown and explained in this infographic.
14. iPhone Users and their Security Concerns
15. Online Hiring through oDesk in the Bay Area
16. Future Social CEO
17. Loading Time Affects Your Bottom Line
18. How does Google make a Profit
If you still ask yourself where does Google, a free service, make its money from, then this infographic will definitely provide an answer to you.
19. The Life of a Facebook Photo
20. Differences Between Mac and PC Users
21. The Apple Products Tree Since its Foundation
22. Online and Offline Marketing
23. Social Media Marketing and its Effectiveness
24. The StartUp ToolKit for Online Entrepreneurs
25. A Day in the Life of a CEO
Christian Vasile is an enthuziastic Romanian web designer currently living in Denmark. He is passionate for the industry and writes about design, usability, coding and freelancing and is a regular publisher here at 1WD. You can follow him on Twitter at @christianvasile or visit his web portfolio by clicking on the link above.