Mat Siltala (Author's Website)

Founder of Avalaunch Media, @Matt_Siltala specializes in Social Media, Viral Marketing, Branding & SEO and is a regular Search Industry Speaker. You can also follow +Matt Siltala on Google +.

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Top 7 Reasons to Spend Your Summer in Las Vegas

Top 7 Reasons to Spend Your Summer in Las Vegas

July 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

What about summer makes this time of year so great? Is it the sunshine? The days by the pool? The warm nights, late parties, or the feeling that it’ll never end? It’s hard to define why we love this season, but as far as summertime goes, Las Vegas must be doing something right. Every year this sunny destination attracts almost 35 million tourists from around the world (9 million of them choosing to visit during the summer months)—and there’s more than one reason.

How Social Media is Changing the World

How Social Media is Changing the World

July 25, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Social media has become a huge part of our daily lives and how we communicate with those around us, so it’s no surprise it is having a major impact on our culture and how we view the world. People spend an average of 3 hours a day on social media. What is everyone looking at? Everything apparently. From breaking news to who we vote for and how we shop, social media is changing the world as we know it.

What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

June 27, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Did you know that how you write can indicate more than 5,000 personality traits? The size of your letters, spacing between words, shapes of letters and more can all signify different characteristics. Handwriting analysis (also known as graphology) can even be used for detecting lies and revealing possible health ailments.

Most Annoying Features of Windows 8

Most Annoying Features of Windows 8

June 20, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Frustrated with the newest version of the Windows operating system, Windows 8? You’re not alone. As soon as the new operating system launched, the complaints and criticisms started to roll in. Chassis Plans has put together this interesting infographic that highlights some of the most loathed features of Windows 8. Starting with the famed disappearance of the Start Menu, this informative graphic outlines each annoying feature and when possible suggests one or more ways to get around or fix the problem feature.

The Island of Barbados

The Island of Barbados

June 18, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

The Caribbean island of Barbados has scenic attractions like no other place in the world. Crane Beach in Barbados is recognized as one of the world’s top 10 beautiful beaches, with white sand, clear blue water and extraordinary cliffs. Animal Flower Cave has a coral floor that is nearly 500,000 years old, and Harrison Cave has stalactites and streams from natural waterfalls.

The Ultimate Guide to Fresh Juicing

The Ultimate Guide to Fresh Juicing

June 6, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

There are tons of incredible health benefits from drinking fresh juice that many people aren’t aware of. Research has found that drinking fresh pressed juice can improve sleep, increase energy, decrease stress, and even lead to a long life. The following infographic from BELLA NutriPro breaks down these benefits along with the differences between pasteurized juice and fresh juice, and much more.

Ten Most Common Profile Pics and Their Meaning

Ten Most Common Profile Pics and Their Meaning

June 5, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

When you post a profile photo on your social media site, what is it saying about you? Is it a photo you dug out of your 10-year-old scrapbook when you were younger and cuter? Is it showing off your fancy world traveling? Or is it the one of you with your friends but your friends are cropped out because you’re really the most important one anyway?

The Local Consumer’s Digital Path to Purchase

The Local Consumer’s Digital Path to Purchase

May 30, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Inevitably, the path to purchase has become much more complex with the advancement of digital media. While buyers once heavily relied on word of mouth recommendations, they now have a proliferating number of channels to research and evaluate who or where to buy from. This is especially confusing for business owners, who must adapt to all the directories, social media sites, and apps that people are using to find local businesses.

True Meaning of Memorial Day

True Meaning of Memorial Day

May 23, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Memorial Day is much more than a day for barbequing and cars sales. Traditions have been lost over the years as many Americans may not recall the true meaning of this day, which is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. The following infographic by Low VA Rates provides more information about this National Day of Remembrance.

How Smartphones Are Saving Lives

How Smartphones Are Saving Lives

May 15, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

As the years go by, technology improves all the more, for example from making life easier to making life safer. Check out the following infographic by Cupertino Phone which illustrates how smartphones, such as the iPhone, are saving lives.

The Perfect Gift For Any Type of Mom

The Perfect Gift For Any Type of Mom

May 9, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Looking for the perfect gift for Mother’s day 2013 can be a daunting task. What gift is special enough to give to the person who has always cared for and loved you? We have created this gift guide to identify the perfect gift for any type of mother. Whether she enjoys tending to her garden, cozying with a book by the fire, or hosting small get-togethers, Buyer at Large has identified the perfect gift for her. Take a look at our Mother’s Day gift guide and see what gifts fit your mom’s personality.

10 Reasons Why You’ll Be Buried Alive

10 Reasons Why You’ll Be Buried Alive

April 23, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Producing more trash than any other country in the world, America throws away more than 500 billion pounds of trash per year, with each person throwing a stunning 4.4 pounds of trash away per day. Did you know that 1 plastic bottle takes 700 years to begin composting? Read on to discover more shocking facts in the “10 Reasons Why You’ll be Buried Alive” infographic from KirbyBuilt.

Ultimate Guide to Monitoring Your Online Reputation

Ultimate Guide to Monitoring Your Online Reputation

February 7, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Monitoring your online reputation can be a tricky endeavor. I mean, not only does one have to worry about search results but what about the countless social media properties, review sites and even blogs? It is a task that can get overwhelming very quickly.

Outlandish Reasons Men Shave

November 13, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Ahhh, facial hair … something that is near and dear to me. This graphic from The Art of Shaving made me laugh, but it also made me appreciate my wife even that much more for loving it and not making me shave. I just am not sure what I would do without facial hair. I thought it being the month of November (Movember) it would be appropriate to share this graphic here.