There has certainly been a proliferation of shared infographics over the past few years. Infographics are essentially static or dynamic images. Webmasters and Online marketers have been quick to realise that people share this type of information particularly when sharing the inforgaphic is consistent with the sharers social beliefs or when the infographic may benefit the sharer specificallt when embedding the infographic may be useful to a blogger or Webmaster..
Infographics are likely to be shared and embedded more readily when the image/s are great looking. Below are a few infographics from various organizations that show what makes infographics effective:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
From one of the leaders in computer transformation from many years, one would expect stunning infographics such as the one below:
The tech Blog, Mashable, was quick to realize the potential of Inforgraphics. Information of interest to their audience combined with great graphics make their images appealing:
Even Government agencies use infographics such as this Southwest border image published on the FBI Website:
Screen Australia, a Commonwealth Government agency, has a quarterly newsletter provided as an infographic: