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Facebook v. Twitter

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The attached image that compares and contrasts facebook and twitter is a good subject for analysis due to the amount of detail used and the relevance of this image to our culture today. It shows the percentages for various aspects of the people who use facebook and twitter, as well as the functionality of each website and the financial facts for each. This diagram is effective because it puts facebook and twitter into perspective because there have been countless arguments regarding the effectiveness of each website compared to the other.

Google Maps

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Google maps is an excellent example of how qualitative issues arrise when resulting in the creation of lines throughout a diagram. The website is great for communicating location and directions for a funtional user by providing various geographical maps to point the user in the right direction. For example, the map going from Clemson to Maryland is cleary defined and seen visually so the user can direct themselves cognitevly mapping themselves to accomplish their trip. Katz states the line has three functions:

Navigation

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One website that I'm always pleased with when it comes to easy navigation is dailymail.co.uk. The website has several huge headlines, and then on the right hand side of the page, there are a ton of smaller headlines. The organization of these headlines is very easy to understand. The smaller headlines are accompanied with a picture so that it's easy to get a feel for what the story is going to be about. All around, it's a very easy website to navigate, even when you click through multiple stories because you're always able to return to the home page pretty easily.

The World As The United States Sees It

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http://amadeatravel.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/the-world/funny-world-map-a...

In the following picture, the artist does a detailed job labeling the different parts of the World as America sees it. This makes the picture more humorous as well as believable. Along with the labeling, the shapes of the continents and coloring also are very effective tools in this photograph.

Seating Arrangement at a Concert

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This image uses shapes in a positive way because it shows the seating arrangement of the North Charleston Coliseum in South Carolina in an organized way. Each box represents a section of seats and the sizes of each box are different. For example, the yellow boxes in the upper deck are bigger than the pink and orange ones. By designing this picture with differently shaped boxes, the viewers are able to better decide which tickets they want to buy.

Week 5, Effective Map of Relations

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This chart printed in People Magazine showing the "evolution" of Taylor Swift's boyfriend choices is comically effective in showing who and when she dated each person. The chart uses "second generation labeling" by using a line to connect each figure with the name and stats. The shapes of each person (starting from crouching and moving to an upright position) indicate the progression of boyfriends to the present day.

http://www.boyculture.com/boy_culture/jake-gyllenhaal/

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