How to Create an Infographic Using Poll & Survey Data [Infographic]

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A well-executed survey has the power to uncover insights that you can use to hone your strategy, shape your product, gauge customer satisfaction, and more. 

While it's temping to share your findings right away, sometimes it's better to pause and reflect. By taking time to find the story in your data, you might find a way to share your findings that is far more valuable than a bunch of jumbled stats and takeaways. 

One great way to present your data? By way of an infographic. Even if the data itself is complex and overwhelming, when you create an infographic, you're forced to illustrate that information in a manageable, digestible visual that your audience can easily grasp. (Download our free infographic templates to get started.)

To walk you through the process, the folks at Venngage created the infographic below. They've outlined a ton of helpful design tips and tricks to keep you on the right track.

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Google Calendar’s newest feature uses machine learning to help you actually accomplish your goals

shutterstock goalie Google Calendar has launched a new feature called Goals that uses machine learning to help you figure out when you have time to pencil in stuff like spending time with your family or exercise. The feature is now available for Calendar’s Android and iOS apps. Read More

Here’s how bots work on Facebook Messenger

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Facebook's Messenger bots have finally arrived. 

Following months of rumors, the company revealed its plan to allow businesses to build bots for Messenger Tuesday at Facebook's F8 developer conference in San Francisco. 

Though the developers in attendance are only just getting a closer look at how these bots will work, Facebook has already been working with a few dozen partners whose bots are now live on Messenger. 

Finding a bot

The easiest way to find bots on Facebook is by searching from within the Messenger app. Simply type a business into the search bar at the top of Messenger. But you can also access bots by scanning a business' Messenger Code by clicking on a Messenger Link — custom URLs that deep link back to message threads within Messenger. (Facebook introduced both of these features last week just prior to F8.)  Read more...

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Facebook Messenger bots are here and they want to kill apps

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As predicted, developers can now build bots inside Facebook Messenger.

The announcement was one of the highlights of Facebook’s jam-packed F8 schedule and it further proves what many have been predicting for a long time, bots are the future.

Right now, the bots that are available are more limited – and the discovery process isn’t perfect – but it’s clear now, more than ever, that bots make a lot of sense.

Beyond that, Messenger’s bot strategy speaks to a few realities of modern computing and communication.

Don’t make me talk to you on the phone

Like many millenials, I don’t spend a lot of time on the phone. I talk to sources and companies for my job, but most of my personal communication takes place through text (or if I’m feeling especially outgoing, Snapchat). Read more...

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Turn your dog into a social media guru with this camera vest

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Animals no longer need human help to establish their social media dominance thanks to the Posting Tail.

First seen by Co.Create, the Posting Tail is a camera-equipped vest you can put on your dog that will sense when it is happy—based on the speed of its tail wag— snap a picture and post it to Facebook. The camera sits toward the tail and faces the back of your dog’s head so you can see exactly what it sees when it’s supposedly happy.

The vest, developed by dog food brand Pedigree and ad agency Saatchi & Saatchi Madrid, uses a Raspberry Pi computer board hooked to a sensor on the dog’s tail to sense its movement. The board is able to tell the difference between a normal tail wag and a so-called happy tail wag, so it won’t just take pictures all day if your dog’s tail is perpetually in motion. But some dogs may not appreciate having a sensor band wrapped around their tail. Read more...

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What the world could look like through Facebook augmented reality glasses

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I’m wearing my Warby Parker Facebook glasses, looking at my neighbor's front lawn. It’s early morning, and no one is outside. Just a day earlier, they held a birthday party for the twins, right here on the front lawn. We’re all Facebook friends, so, floating in front of my face are thumbnails of images from the party, a couple of looping 360-degree videos and a reminder that the family left for the Bahamas late last night.

This is all info that’s been shared to me on Facebook. I only see all of it when I look at the lawn, through the Facebook augmented-reality glasses.

This didn’t happen today and it won’t happen tomorrow, either. But, as we now know, augmented reality is an important part of Facebook’s 10-year-plan and this could be the future. Read more...

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Everything you need to know about Facebook’s 10-year plan

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Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took to the stage on Tuesday at the company's F8 developers conference to kick off the event with a major look into the future and a very cool surprise for attendees.

But before he dived into tech, Zuck doubled down on comments he made in recent weeks, lightly touching on issue of immigration and even taking a very veiled swipe at GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump

But even that moment was fairly harmless, as his message mostly focused on a message of bringing the planet together and connecting all the people in it, one at a time. Read more...

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Ariana Grande claps back at a sexist Facebook commenter: ‘Get your head out of your ass’

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Lesson of the day: Don't mess with a dangerous woman. 

Ariana Grande recently gave the perfect reply to a hater who criticized her 'Dangerous Woman' music video. The comment, posted on Facebook March 31, calls Grande a "whore."  

The pop star proudly and publicly clapped back at him, saying she was tired of the double standard between men and women's bodies and that he needed to "get his head out of his ass." 

It's no "Not today, Satan," but it's still pretty damn on-point. 

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Grande's video has more than 30 million views since being released a few weeks ago.  Read more...

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Everything you need to know from Facebook’s F8 event in less than 90 seconds

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Bots, VR, and streaming video dominated day one of Facebook's annual F8 developer conference. Here are all of the biggest moments in less than 90 seconds. Read more...

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Facebook hopes to kill the username and password

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At its F8 developer conference, Facebook announced Account Kit, a new way for app developers to let users sign up for services with an email or phone number, no username or password required.

An extension of the existing Facebook login system, Account Kit is designed for developers who want an easy way for users to create accounts without having to sign in using Facebook.

Account Kit lets developers drop in code that will speed up the account-creation process. Instead, a user can use an email address or phone number. Users will receive a confirmation message via SMS or email to get setup. Read more...

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