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  1. The Psychological Appeal of Angry Birds [Infographic]

    Market research firm Ask Your Target Market decided to delve deep into the Angry Birds phenomenon and perform a some market research to put together this informative infographic as to why the suicide-bird game is so popular and addictive. Among various other interesting tidbits, they found that people play Angry Birds 200 million minutes per day, which is equal to game play every hour of every day for 16 years. The team also found what mood the game puts people in, as well as how addicted people feel they are to the admittedly somewhat OCD-style knock-down-all-the-things game play. They also found that there is no known cure for addiction to the game, but I will personally proscribe some better games, and you should be right as rain come morning. Head on past the jump to see the full infographic, and learn why you can't stop throwing birds at pigs.

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  2. What's the Deal with Daily Deals? [Infographic]

    If you haven't yet participated in the daily deals craze, you've at least read a bit of news about Groupon's ridiculous growth or get daily deals spam in your inbox that you really want to stop getting, but can't quite bring yourself to halt just in case one of those future daily deals emails contains something you actually want to use. Market research firm Lab42 wanted to get to the bottom of the daily deals craze and surveyed 500 social media users who have an account with at least one daily deals site, taking note of tidbits like which sites said social media users are members of, how often they check for new deals, and how much they end up spending on said deals. Head on past the break to see the results in everyone's favorite informative, prettier-than-text format.

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  3. The Untold Tales of Software Piracy [Infographic]

    Software piracy has had a very interesting, successful history. From bulletin boards, to FTP sites, to IRC fileservers, to the currently popular torrent, the methods of software piracy moves with the times, and modernizes as fast and as frequently as any other technology. Whether or not one supports or abhors software piracy, its long and innovative history is always interesting, and the speed at which software becomes cracked and distributed after release is always impressive, regardless of how illegal it is. The folks over at Starmedia have put together a neat infographic about the history of software piracy, which includes some interesting numbers, such as the average amount of illegal downloads at any given time, based on company. Check out the full infographic after the break.

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  4. Superheroes and Their Social Network Counterparts [Infographic]

    the internet is serious business

    The guys over at Freestyle Interactive have conjured up a very sweet infographic, giving that gang of social networks corresponding superhero identities. Whenever I send a tweet now, I'm going to picture shooting all 140 characters from my wrists. Full graphic after the jump, and click to enlarge.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Amazing Technicolor Cartoon Wheel

    Things We Saw Today

    Slate created this eye-candy of a color wheel featuring tons of popular cartoon characters. We give them props for going full-geek in making a ROYGBIV-based infographic about animated characters. (via Popped Culture)

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  6. Google+ Cheat Sheets Help You Learn the Ropes, Won't Help You Get 30 Extra Lives

    Since we're all so used to the Facebook way of social networking, finding your way around Google+ and getting a good feel for what you're actually doing can be a little tough. If you feel like you need a little extra assistance or at least a way to check your answers, we've got some Google+ cheat sheets for you. Simon Laustsen, a dude from Denmark, took the time to write up these charts as a service to humanity and I, on behalf of humanity, thank him. These cheat sheets will definitely help you find your way around Google+ land, but they also seem to indicate at best, how complex Google+ is, and at worst, how un-user-friendly it is right now. Either way, if you hadn't spent the last 5 years with a Facebook IV drip, that interface would probably be a little baffling too. Check out another Laustsen cheat sheet and a handy flowchart from a fellow with the amazing name of Lee Swagerty, after the jump.

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  7. How Nintendo Killed 3DS Interest: 9 Easy Steps Over One Year [Infographic]

    Japan isn't buying the Nintendo 3DS for all the seasons one might expect: Poor current library of games, a hefty price tag, or because they're satisfied by other handheld systems. Though we have Japan's reasons, what exactly led to them? Couldn't Nintendo have done something about it? After all, they're in control of their own handheld. After the break, check out the full chart explaining how Nintendo killed interest in the Nintendo 3DS. It only took Nintendo one year to do so -- hey, they're still good at something!

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  8. Things We Saw Today: Soldiers With Kittens

    Things We Saw Today

    Happy Memorial Day, everyone! (At Ego TV via GammaSquad)

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  9. The Difference Between Men and Women (Regarding Facebook Picture Upload Frequency Only)

    Lies Damned Lies

    Every time I see one of these Facebook infographics I face the reality that I am a statistically weird Facebook user. I could chalk that up to being the kind of user who was around when it was thefacebook.com and only worked for a few dozen American colleges, but that would be the hipster's way out. Full graphic, mostly about pictures, not gender, behind the jump.

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  10. The Periodic Table of Geek Storytelling

    Infographic

    Here's something to look at that will keep you occupied for a while. DeviantART user ComputerSherpa came up with this unbelievably informative "periodic table of storytelling" using TMS favorite TV Tropes to break down the chemical compounds of our most beloved (or reviled) geek stories. After the jump, click to enlarge for the full size. We'll see you in a few hours.

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  11. Things We Saw Today: Pink Batgirl

    Things We Saw Today

    Girls just wanna have fun -- and fight crime. (At Fashionably Geek)

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  12. Today We Saw: The Napoleon Dynamite Cartoon

    Things We Saw Today

    Fox announced its new primetime lineup, and a Napoleon Dynamite cartoon was on the schedule! It starts mid-season, Sunday nights at 8:30 PM Eastern Time. It'll only be your favorite cartoon ever. (At AV Club)

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  13. The History of Skype [Infographic]

    With the famous video-phone service Skype now in the hands of Microsoft, you might be wondering about its origins and how it came to be worth nearly $9 billion in the eight years since its creation. This infographic covers the history of the company, and the software, that has let people from around the world talk to each other face to face and took phone sex to a whole new level. Read on after the break for the jumbo-sized full version.

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  14. Ohio Makes Out the Proudest in United States of Shame Map

    Officially Official

    Yes, for while other states might have the worst taxes, the most identity theft, the highest unemployment or the longest daily commute, the state that I went to college in is the nerdiest. And that ain't no shame. Wired attempted to uncover what exactly might have earned Ohio this particular honor, and their best guess is that Ohio has the highest library visits per capita of any state in the U.S. (almost seven). (via Pleated Jeans via GeekMom.)

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  15. Things We Saw Today: We Can Do It, Jedi Style

    Things We Saw Today

    Propaganda for the Alliance never looked so kickass. (At Design You Trust)

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  16. Terrifying Infographic on the Health Dangers of Sitting

    If the New York Times article from a few weeks back about how sitting down will make you fat and/or kill you wasn't frightening enough, now, there's an infographic on the same subject, complete with chairs casting sinister shadows as they spout such statistics as "Sitting 6+ hours per day makes you up to 40% likelier to die within 15 years than someone who sits less than 3. Even if you exercise." The presentation is a tad on the sensationalistic side, and it's from a site called "Medical Billing and Coding," but it's hard not to be a little spooked by stuff like this if you are a knowledge worker by profession.

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  17. 48% of People Are Friends With Mom On Facebook (And Other Mother’s Day Facts)

    Infographic

    I'll bet you had no idea who even invented Mother's Day, and whether or not she liked how people celebrated it. Or what the median age of the American mother is. Or who buys more presents on Mother's Day, men or women. Ultimate Coupons has this lengthy infographic with some Mom's Day stats that you can print out as an emergency card. (It's not slacking -- it's being resourceful! And informative!) Click through, then click to enlarge.

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  18. Things We Saw Today: P. Pony Ponyson (and Thor We Saw)

    Things We Saw Today

    Giving a bad name to tabloid, sensationalistic pony journalism. (At Full of Whoa)

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  19. The Infographic Infographic [Infographic]

    Infographics have been fairly popular in the age of the Internet, as people learned to trick others into thinking digesting information is a lot more fun when it's plastered on a graphic. It seems someone caught the trick, as the above infographic about infographic states, "Just because it's graphical, it doesn't mean it's useful."

    (Ariel Waldman via BuzzFeed)

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  20. A World Without Facebook [Infographic]

    Search and social blog Single Grain reminds us what the world would be like without Facebook. A cruel and desolate place, no doubt, where one has to send emails to show off pictures and call people on the phone if one should plan an event. Head on past the break to see the full graphic, and be thankful we no longer have to force our previous night's exploits into a conversation and can simply post them on Facebook for all to see.

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