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Archive for Infographics

Mindmapping tools and visualization

I’ve been thinking lots lately about encouraging students to use mindmapping both for their writing and for their reading.  And since mindmapping is closely related to visualization, I was intrigued by Audrey Watters’s news that WorldCat, the world’s largest library catalogue, has launched a new interactive tool that lets users visually explore the catalog.

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Mashable’s history of social media (infographic)

Pedantic, I know, to point out “social media” didn’t begin with email. That quibble aside, check out an elegant history-of-social-media at a glance from Mashable.com