50 Years of Legal Technology (Infographic)

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Been awhile, I know. But my blog is always on my mind. Yesterday, I was creating a timeline of legal technology to help me prepare for presenting at Duke Law School’s Duke Law Tech Lab Demo Day 2019 and then I thought, Hey, why not make an infographic? People love them! So, here is my personal take on 50 years of legal technology. Remember when Fed Ex started? Remember West’s Walt terminal? If not, then take a peek at this and refresh your recollection of where we were and marvel at where we are now.


Infographic: How Lawyers “Go Mobile”


It’s been a while so time for a visual aid. I love this great, targeted infographic on lawyers’ use of mobile devices. This image really gets at the where, when and how. Thanks to Niki Black at MyCase for the tip off – if you aren’t familiar with MyCase, check out their website. They offer a great, cloud-based practice management application that supports agile lawyers and is as mobile friendly as they get.

Via MyCase Blog


Printer Ink More Expensive Than Dom Perignon? Seriously?

Nothing like a good infographic to sober you up. And quite a timely one at that for me – I just placed another order for the very expensive ink that must be installed in my Canon InkJet printer. This infgraphic compares the high cost of printer ink to the relatively lower costs of Dom Perignon and Chanel No. 5, Absolute Vodka, Petrol (this one was made Down Under), Maple Syrup, Milk and a lowly liter of water. Really now. It’s just printer ink. I’ll take my Cyan shaken, not stirred, with an olive. Hat tip to MakeUseOf.

Infographic: Apps Programmed for Consumption

Another great infographic from my friend Sarah Wenger on smartphones, mobile apps and just how integrated they have and will become in our lives. Sometimes numbers can be frightening, but Sarah makes them quite visually appealing. How many apps do you have on YOUR smartphone?

Apps: Programmed for Consumption
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Infographic: Primping For The Web

You spend time on the Web. Whether for business or pleasure, you probably want to appear in a positive light, rather than a negative one. Or maybe you just want to appear. There are ways to improve your Web presence and, particularly if you are promoting your business or profession, you want that Web presence to jump out of the screen and shake your audience’s collective hands.

I have mentioned BrandYourself here in the Studio before. They have crafted this handy infographic that outlines some of the ways you can improve your Web presence. Of course, there is the obligatory self-reference to their own Web-reputation service. Self-promotion aside, there are some nuggets to be gleaned from the chart, including ranking the best sites for visibility – LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and nameplate / visual biz site Zerply in that order. For videos, you are better off with Vimeo than YouTube. For your personal blog, pick WordPress – no brainer there. WordPress does a lot to promote its own pages. If you care enough to put the effort in, then it is worth focusing on the best locales for your Web efforts.

Infographic: Compare User Demographics of Popular Social Networks

Haven’t posted an infographic for a while. Here’s one for you that is informative AND great to look at. Found this over at The Blog Herald.

Is Your Smartphone Killing You?

Seems a dramatic question, especially on a blog that is so mobile-friendly. But, as often is the case, there is another point of view on the benefits of cell phones and smartphones. Sure, they make your life “easier” by keeping amazing tools and applications close at hand, wherever you might be. But that constant companionship has drawbacks. Tony Shin’s infographic lists out some of the pitfalls of unfettered cell phone use, which brings home one of my favorite mantras: everything in moderation.


Cell Phones Kill
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The State of Wikipedia – In Graphic Form

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Studio reader Jen Rhee pointed me to this infographic after reading my article on my old blog site called the State of Wikipedia. It is quite timely, as it follows the recent news about Encyclopedia Britannica abandoning its print volumes. The infographic offers some sobering statistics on Wikipedia’s wild popularity as a research tool, still growing while interest in libraries and book research is on the decline. There is good and bad in that – perhaps the most troubling stat for me is that more than 50% of students will halt their research if there is little to be found on the subject in Wikipedia. And, as always, I am troubled by heavy and sole reliance on a resource that is edited by the masses, although Wikipedia has fought hard to keep their content on the up and up.


Check out the infographic below for some interesting data on the Great Wiki’s impact on traditional research modes.

Via: Open-Site.org

Visual.ly Outs Its Easy Infographic Creation Tool

I love a good infographic. Now I, and you, can make your own with Visual.ly’s infographic tool. I wrote about Visual.ly a while back when the site was new and the tool was in development – simple, infographic creation without a graphic design background.

If you want to check out the tool and create your own masterpiece, head over to Visual.ly, click on the “create” button, connect to Twitter and pick a hashtag of interest. Visual.ly will then fill in the blanks about your choice, adding data and design elements to bring the hashtag to life in graphic form, in about a minute or so.

Visual.ly has already served as a collecting point for homegrown infographics, with a social forum for browsing and liking contributors’ material. Now Visual.ly offers built-in tools for creating your own. Share it on Facebook or Twitter or on Visual.ly, download it, email it or embed it. Nice tool for the visually-inclined.

In honor of the new iPad fervor on launch day, check out my iPad 3 infographic below:

infographic created with visual.ly

Keeping It In Perspective (Infographic)

When you blithely trot around on the Web, do you ever stop to consider the millions of others like you ambling around in the park, so to speak? A lot happens in a day on the World Wide Web and MakeUseOf has painted a picture worth, in this case, probably about 168 million DVDs worth of words. What happens each day in our virtual reality? Check out the image below for the stats:

A Day in the Internet
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