Infographic Journal » jamesdistilled http://infographicjournal.com Just Infographics Fri, 22 May 2015 16:29:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.6 Why Is My Internet So Slow?http://infographicjournal.com/why-is-my-internet-so-slow/ http://infographicjournal.com/why-is-my-internet-so-slow/#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:53:25 +0000 http://infographicjournal.com/?p=12541 The occasional network slowdown is the bane of every internet user. If your connection lags on a regular basis, though, you may have a more serious problem. Check these things immediately:

  • Ask your service provider (ISP) if they are experiencing any outages or difficulties.
  • Run virus and malware/spyware scans on your computer.
  • Make sure you have fairly recent equipment. Older routers and network cards are not equal to bandwidth requirements of the modern Internet.
  • Make sure people aren’t using your wireless router without your permission. If needed, change your password or improve the security on your router.

Assuming that none of these are your problem, you’ll want to check out the networking guide below to see what the matter is.

Why Is My Internet So Slow?
Click image to open interactive version (via Networking Research Center).

  • Most of the time it will be a matter of using too many high-bandwidth applications at once. If you need
    more bandwidth, consider buying a better router.
  • Streaming audio and low-definition video, like YouTube, doesn’t take that much bandwidth.
    However, streaming in HD or sharing video over something like Skype, especially with multiple
    users, can really take a bite out of your connectivity.
  • More devices connected to one router means more bandwidth consumed. Seems simple, but
    there you have it.
  • Some older routers simply cannot handle high-bandwidth applications because they weren’t
    designed for it.

Refer to the graphic for more info on which applications take the most bandwidth, but be sure to check out both the downstream and the upstream sections, as they are actually different.


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The Simple Guide to Business Blogginghttp://infographicjournal.com/the-simple-guide-to-business-blogging/ http://infographicjournal.com/the-simple-guide-to-business-blogging/#comments Thu, 06 Dec 2012 23:51:58 +0000 http://infographicjournal.com/?p=11400 You have a business and a blog… but what should you write about? How do you actually get people to notice?

This step-by-step guide from Simply Business has you covered. The interactive graphic takes business bloggers through the entire process:

  • Why you should blog
  • How to set the right goals
  • Have you discovered what your readers want?
  • How to develop  and maintain your own style.
  • Finding inspiration and ideas
  • Scheduling & managing

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The Simple Guide to Business Blogging
The idea of blogging seem relatively simple, but those that do blog know it’s challenges. Getting noticed and creating new fresh content on a continuous  basis can be daunting.

Do you blog? Have any tips that you think could be helpful, please share them in the comments below


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IMDB’s Top 250 Movie Maphttp://infographicjournal.com/imdbs-top-250-movie-map/ http://infographicjournal.com/imdbs-top-250-movie-map/#comments Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:58:17 +0000 http://infographicjournal.com/?p=11130 Are you a massive movie buff? Then you probably know where some of your favorite movies have been filmed. Each film has their own iconic locations and every city around the world can be remembered for the movies that were made there.

Across America some of the IMDB’s top 250 movie were filmed in these famous metropolitan areas.

Los Angeles, CA – 595 of the top IMDB movies have been filmed in or near the city of Angels. The list includes: The Godfather, The Godfather: Part II, The Dark Knight, Pulp Fiction, and Fight Club.

New York, NY – Roughly 307 of the top IMDB films have had scenes filmed near the Big Apple. Some fan favorites are: Goodfellas, Leon: The Professional, Citizen Kane, Taxi Driver, and Batman Begins.

Boston, MA – Nearly 66 of the top IMDB films were shot in or near Bean Town. Notable films are: The Departed, Jaws, Good Will Hunting, Mystic River, Shutter Island, and Moonrise Kingdom.

Chicago, IL – 37 of the top 250 were shot around the Windy City. We all remember The Dark Knight, North by Northwest, Batman Begins, and Groundhog Day.

Las Vegas, NV – Close to 34 films were made near Sin City. The list includes favorites like The Godfather, Into the Wild, Casino, and Million Dollar Baby.

Take a look for yourself and see where your favorite films were made. This interactive map showcases IMDB’s top 250 movies and it was curated by the fine folks at Travelex Currency Exchange.

The map lets users rotate around the entire globe, all while being able to zoom in and out. Plus users can filter the map by each of the 250 top movies. Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comments below.

Click HERE to launch the interactive map


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How Many People in Your State Commute by Bike?http://infographicjournal.com/how-many-people-in-your-state-commute-by-bike/ http://infographicjournal.com/how-many-people-in-your-state-commute-by-bike/#comments Mon, 24 Sep 2012 18:58:12 +0000 http://infographicjournal.com/?p=8805 Have you ever pedaled to work? I do daily and I can tell you that I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Sure, sometimes I miss my car, but I don’t miss the traffic or filling up my gas tank. I traded a 25 mile commute by car for a 5 mile commute by bike.

Curious to how many people actually commute by bike in your area? The folks at BikeGuard created the following infographic which looks at the 731,268 people who commute on bikes across America and breaks down statistics by state. Here are some state from my state, Washington :

  • Washington has 27,880 bicycle commuters
  • That is the 8th highest state
  • 71.4% are male and 28.6% are female
  • Washington allocates $3.51 per cyclist

How Many People in Your State Commute by Bike?
Click image to open interactive version (via BikeGuard).

Here are some key statics by state:

  • Highest percentage of bicycle commuters: Washington, D.C.,  at 3.13 percent
  • Lowest percentage of commuters: Arkansas, at .06 percent.
  • More men than women commuted to work by bike. 74 percent of bike commuters nationally are male, in contrast to a tiny 26 percent who are female.
  • Highest amount of funding per capita for bike projects:  Alaska, at $18.79.
  • Lowest funding amount: Maryland, at $.45 per person.

To see your state’s bicycle commuting statistics CLICK HERE to view the visualization.


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WordPress Guide for Small Businesshttp://infographicjournal.com/wordpress-guide-for-small-business/ http://infographicjournal.com/wordpress-guide-for-small-business/#comments Tue, 04 Sep 2012 23:07:06 +0000 http://infographicjournal.com/?p=8119 Want to starting blogging for your small business but don’t know where to start? With a variety of blogging platforms available it’s super easy to get started. WordPress is currently used by more than 55 million bloggers. With a number of unique themes, widgets, and plenty of support, WordPress is by far the go-to platform for personal and business blogs.

Blogging doesn’t have to be complicated, and thanks to Simply Business’ WordPress Guide for small business it is downright simple.

The interactive roadmap is filled with articles, videos, and blog posts that take small business bloggers step-by-step though the creation process

WordPress Guide for Small Business
Click image to open interactive version (via Simply Business).

How to use the guide:

  1. Click here
  2. Move through each of the questions – if you answer ‘no’ to any of them, simply click on ‘no’ and you’ll reveal either a link to further resources which will open in a new tab and/or a video tutorial.
  3. Work your way through the flowchart completing each step and before you know it you’ll be ready to launch your own website.

Are you an avid blogger? Do you have any tips or tricks you’d like to share with the Infographic Journal community? Please share them in the comments below.


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Concealed Carry Licenseshttp://infographicjournal.com/concealed-carry-licenses/ http://infographicjournal.com/concealed-carry-licenses/#comments Fri, 27 Jul 2012 21:24:40 +0000 http://infographicjournal.com/?p=6878 The Second amendment gives Americans the right to bear arms. But not many folks choose to walk around carrying a rifle, which is why 49 states have passed laws allowing citizens to carry a concealed weapon (CCW). This law makes it perfectly legal to have a handgun in your pocket, purse, holstered to your belt or ankle.

Illinois and the District of Columbia are the only No-Issue jurisdictions in the country where it is illegal to carry any type of concealed weapon.

This graphic created by 511 Tactical clearly highlights each type of CCW license the state’s policies:

  • Unrestricted – No permit is required to have a concealed weapon on your person
  • Shall Issue – As long as the citizen meets the states requirements a CCW license shall be issued
  • May Issue – If the citizen meets the requirements by the state a license may be issued, pending local law enforcement’s discretion
  • No Issue – CCW licenses are not issued

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 States of Honor: CCW Reciprocity
Source: 5.11 Tactical

Let us know what you think about carrying a concealed weapon. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.


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Hiring Your First Employeehttp://infographicjournal.com/hiring-your-first-employee/ http://infographicjournal.com/hiring-your-first-employee/#comments Mon, 23 Jul 2012 20:51:17 +0000 http://infographicjournal.com/?p=6728 You’re a small business owner who is expanding. Congratulations. Growing your small business is a long and sometimes never-ending journey. Each journey begins with a single step and to help small business owners out there the UK based firm, Simply Business, has put together this easy to use, step-by-step guide on Hiring Your First Employee.

Simply Business is from the UK and some of the talking points on this graphic are UK focused, but many of the other points are universal, no matter where your business is built.

The graphic is clickable and links out to handy guides and tips. Click HERE to launch the interactive graphic.

Hiring Your First Employee
Click image to open interactive version (via Simply Business).

This infographic hits close to home. A close friend owns a snowboard shop, but running a retail brink & mortar for 20 years didn’t prepare my colleague for the task of creating a job description, evaluating, and hiring for a role he had basically no experience with.  Several of the talking points of the IG point out great articles. The first links out to a post on Inc.com that breaks down the steps to getting job requirements and qualifications down on paper which was a huge step in the right direction.

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Google AdWords: The Small Business Guidehttp://infographicjournal.com/google-adwords-the-small-business-guide/ http://infographicjournal.com/google-adwords-the-small-business-guide/#comments Thu, 14 Jun 2012 22:28:59 +0000 http://infographicjournal.com/?p=5513 Paid search does not have to be handled by an expensive SEO agency. Take control of you PPC campaign for your small business by using this step-by-step guide to Google Adwords from the professionals at Simply Business.

Google Adwords has two huge benefits: There is NO minimum spend and you can target geographically, right down to the zip code. This step-by-step guide takes small business owners/marketers through the entire process. Each step is clickable and links out to articles and tools that help users along the way.

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Google AdWords: The Small Business Guide


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The Best British Restaurants For Less Than You Thinkhttp://infographicjournal.com/the-best-british-restaurants-for-less-than-you-think/ http://infographicjournal.com/the-best-british-restaurants-for-less-than-you-think/#comments Wed, 23 May 2012 22:39:40 +0000 http://infographicjournal.com/?p=4867 Foodies rejoice. Eating well in the UK doesn’t always have to cost an arm and a leg. The travel by train experts at The Trainline created this extensive list of British restaurants that are all Michelin Star Rated for the UK local or the traveling foodie.

The restaurants are grouped by course size. Each is a minimum of two courses, but they go up to a 14 course meal (hope you brought your appetite). Each group is then arranged by price with the most affordable at the top of the group, increasing to the more luxurious edible options – that 14 course meal will set you back £180 ($282). Stars are awarded based on the Michelin guide from – One Star: very good cuisine; Two Star: excellent cuisine, worth a detour; Three Star: exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey

The good news here is there are tons of choices from £15 up to £20 ($23-$31) for two and three course meals at the best British restaurants. I traveled to London back in January, and this list would have come in handy. Those who are lucky enough to be traveling to the UK for the London games might want to make their foodie wish list using this guide.

Have a favorite restaurant on list? Or maybe one you think should be on there, let us know in the comments.

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Source: thetrainline.com


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Productivity Guidehttp://infographicjournal.com/productivity-guide/ http://infographicjournal.com/productivity-guide/#comments Fri, 18 May 2012 18:28:54 +0000 http://infographicjournal.com/?p=4731 Like most professionals, I strive to be more productive, but a never ending inbox of emails and too many meetings seem to be working against me. The team at Simply Business understands the desire to increase productivity and put together this interactive graphic which looks at several key areas where we could all use help: Collaboration, Travel, Email, Meetings, and Workload. Each graphic links to videos, tools, and articles that can give the added boost you need to step up your productivity.

Launch the graphic and click previous or next to change topics.

Productivity Guide
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