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How To Create An Infographic

May 10, 2012 | By Adrienne Smith

How To Create An InfographicWho doesn’t love images!

Facebook changed to the Timeline because people love photos. They love being able to look back throughout the months to see what you’ve been up to.

Then here comes Pinterest and it’s passing Twitter up where traffic is concerned because people love to look at photos.  You can get lost on that site checking all the cool images out and pinning everyone else’s boards.

Then you have these crazy infographics doing their comparisons which I’ve always found kind of fun actually.  I can get lost in some of those.

Thanks A Bunch

The other day I was over at Lisa Buben’s blog, Inspire to Thrive, and the subject of her post was Twitter. She had created a few infographics, one with just her and then a few more that compared her to a few of her friends on Twitter.  I thought now that’s pretty cool.  How did she do that so I headed right over to the site she had used and started snooping around.  See what I came up with!

Create An Infographic

Look Carolyn, it says I’m a techie!!!  I KNOW you’re shocked…

Okay so maybe I don’t exactly agree with everything but I still think it’s kind of cool anyway.  Want to know how to do that?  Here we go.

Creating An Infographic The Easy Way

Head on over to Visual.ly and create a free account.

1.  You want to create a new one so hit “Start Now” in the box that says create.

2.  On the next page it was say create your story.  I scrolled down a bit until I found the one that says “Twitterize Yourself”.  Click on that one for the one I did above.

3.  Sign in with Twitter

4.  I chose “Solographic” for this one but you can face off with a friend of yours if you want.

5.  Enter your Twitter account

6.  Chose your hair style, eye color, skin tone and any accessories you want.

7.  Click generate infographic and you’re done.

Tada, that’s all there is to it…  Now wasn’t that fun!

There are so many different kinds of infographics you can create these days.  I just headed over to Google to see what I couldn’t find and trust me, you’ll be overwhelmed.  I prefer to fun ones myself.

Ready To Create One

So are you ready to dive in and create one yourself?  Maybe you can do a comparison or find another subject to do.  Trust me, there are SO many to chose from that I couldn’t decide myself.  Lisa made it easy for me though since curiosity got the best of me on this one.

Hope you enjoyed this fun little post and let me know if you decide to create one.  Would love to see what Twitter says about you.  Hey, we might have to compare notes.

If you enjoyed this post then be sure to comment below and spread the love. I’m not bashful, I’ll ask. You know it’s greatly appreciated!

Create An Infographic

 

 

 

 

Create An Infographic
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{ 112 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chrysta Bairre
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 8:07 AM

Awesome graphic, Adrienne! Chattiness and enthusiasm are traits I associate with you. :) I love that appreciate came up as one of your words, too.

Thanks for sharing this information to create an infographic- I can’t wait to try it myself! I really appreciate I can stop by your blog and count on getting useful and valuable information. You’re a gem!

Have a grateful day!

Chrysta

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2 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Thanks Chyrsta and I think those numbers could he higher you know! I guess like most things it takes an overall look at what you do since I’m not usually Twitter over the weekends so that probably does cut my chattiness time down! ;-)

I was happy though to see a few very pleasant words in there myself plus my smile turned the right way!

Have fun creating one Chrysta and let me know how that turns out. Love to compare and see what they think of you too!

Have a grateful day as well young lady!

~Adrienne

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3 Ryan Richter May 10, 2012 at 8:19 AM

I also recently discovered Wordle to be a wonderful infographic that combs through your feed looking for words that you use most often and displaying them in different patterns, fonts, sizes and colors. Similar to word clouds, and yet interestingly different.

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4 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 8:45 AM

Thanks for sharing that Ryan, I love those types of images. I’ll have to check that site out.

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5 Lisa
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Thank you for the mention Adrienne, I love your enthusiasm! I agree, it may not be100% accurate, but you can learn some things from it too while having some fun. I will have to learn enthusiasm from you Adrienne. We all could use a little fun in our day. Enjoy.

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6 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Hey Miss Lisa…

You got over here before I could let you know I had given you a shout out today. I just loved that cute infographic you shared and I’m afraid curiosity got the best of me. Yeah, it ain’t spot on but that’s just their opinion from what I share and we all know I share everyone’s content so that’s definitely a wide variety.

Thanks Lisa for blogging about that and for giving me such a wonderful topic to blog about myself.

You’re the best!

~Adrienne

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7 Sunil Prajapat
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 8:23 AM

hey Adrienne! you are absolutely correct about the fact that people love them better than mere text readings. And i was really curious over the few weeks that how these large images so called infographics were created. But after seeing this post i got my answers. thanx a ton for sharing this amazing and informative post with such detailed stepwise explanations.

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8 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 8:30 AM

Hi Sunil,

People do love them and they are fun when you’re comparing things or people. I always wondered that too which is why I thought Lisa’s post was so fun.

Glad I could help answer that question for you and remember, this is just one site of many. So go play around and have some fun with this.

Enjoy your day Sunil!

~Adrienne

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9 Jamella Biegel
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 8:28 AM

Hi Adrienne,

You know I like posts that are fun! I will definitely create an infographic. It will be interesting to see the results.

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10 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Hi Jamella,

Oh yeah, we do love fun.

Enjoy this one and can’t wait to see what yours turns out to be. How others see us, huh!!

Enjoy your day Jamella and thanks!

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11 Dee Ann Rice
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Adrienne,

Dawn and I were just discussing how to create infographics the other day.

I am going to go and make one right away.

I love those and they are starting to be everywhere now.

The place that I notice them the most though is on Pinterest which makes sense because it is so image oriented.

Love your post and I am really excited to do this.

Dee Ann

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12 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Hey Dee Ann,

Glad I checked out that particular post of Lisa’s because I have always wondered how you make those. There are so many different sites that will do this so I’ve always enjoyed checking them out. They all seem to gather in one place over at Pinterest now so I’ve seen some really cool ones.

Have fun with it and now you and Dawn have a starting point.

~Adrienne

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13 Barry Wells
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 8:41 AM

Hi Adrienne,

Thanks for sharing this its timing is spot on again…. are you sure you’re not looking over my shoulder? :D

I am at this very moment trying to create an image for my next blog post…… Which is about Twitter and some tips I’m sharing. Now I’ll have to head over and check this out before I publish it to see what i can come up with. Although it may not fit the post it will add a bit of fun to the day. Maybe I’ll finish my image first though ;)

Interesting that Pinterest is overtaking Twitter for traffic so quickly.

The infographic may not be 100% accurate but it’s pretty close and very entertaining. This is going onto one of my Pinterest boards for sure, so it really does work :)

Thanks for sharing Adrienne,
Barry

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14 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Hi Barry,

That’s too funny, seems like a lot of times we are on the same wavelength. So, you ready to create one too!

If you want to do one with just words in it Barry then try out wordle. Ryan suggested that one just a few moments ago. Now that’s pretty cool for an image.

Well I think Pinterest is rising in popularity because of all the images, we are a visual society you know. It’s cool just to go to someone’s board and see all the different pictures. Okay, everyone has great pictures but me. I don’t spend enough time pinning things. But I appreciate you pinning this one.

You are so very welcome Barry and have fun with this.

~Adrienne

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15 Leora
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 8:44 AM

The whole idea is making me smile. Cool to have a site to generate something like that! If I had a very statistically-oriented friend, I might pair up with that person to create some kind of infographic. Smart of the company to automate the whole thing.

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16 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 8:57 AM

I’m so happy to hear that Leora! It was fun doing and the comparison one is pretty cool too. I didn’t know who I wanted to compare with so I’ll definitely try that one out next.

People are definitely getting so smart now. Automating things just makes it too darn easy! Oh and we all love easy!

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17 Jeevanjacobjohn
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Awesome post, Adrienne.

I am familiar with Visual.ly (I came upon it via Twitter when I was searching for a tutorial to make infographics). When they said that they will introduce a create feature, I was expecting more (one in which we were able to design our own infographics with the information we want). Anyways, it is still interesting.

By the way, I am using your blog as a reference guide for commenting (looking up your commentator’s blogs as “subjects” of my commenting experiment). I do thank you for your indirect help, Adrienne!

And thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

Jeevan

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18 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Thanks Jeevan, glad you enjoyed it! It was fun!

That’s what I was kind of hoping that we could design our own. Put in our own information but I’ll keep searching for one that will do that.

Well, how cool is that Jeevan. I’m flattered and I do hope that your “experiment” is successful. I have a feeling it will be. ;-)

Appreciate the comment and you enjoy your day okay!

~Adrienne

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19 Jeevanjacobjohn
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 5:43 PM

I did see a coming soon message – customizable infographics – in their create page. I hope that they include a designer (In that case, Visual.ly will end up attracting more users who want to create infographics on their own).

I hope too :) I will probably publishing the results next week (if everything goes as planned). I will let you know :)

No problem, Adrienne! Thanks to you to for your help!

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20 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

That would definitely be to their benefit to do something like that. You know, upload your own photo and text, that would be cool. Will keep my fingers crossed.

Thanks Jeevan, please do. Would like to check yours out.

My pleasure and you enjoy your weekend…

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21 Annie Andre
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 9:24 AM

This is fantastic Adrienne,

I’ve found so many sites online that help you create infographics but this is the first time i’ve heard about this one. I checked it out and it’s pretty good although not a lot of flexibility. They do have a gallery of sorts which is great for inspiration.

I’ve been looking for something that could help me make a banner info graphic for the product i’m making. So far none give me much flexability so if you come across one i think a lot of people would find it useful. Especially for blog posts too. …

Anyways, it’s good to be back.. :)

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22 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Ah thanks Annie, glad you enjoyed it.

I know you have a Mac right! Well check out this post that Dino did for Mac users. It might have more flexibility, not sure but I agree with you. Would love to find one that ones.

http://diyblogger.net/how-to-create-an-infographic

Hope this one helps and can’t wait to hear about your trip. Welcome home!

~Adrienne

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23 Bill Dorman
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Looks pretty cool to me; guess I better head right on over, huh?

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24 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Can’t wait to see what they say about you Bill! Mr. Engagement Superstar.. ;-)

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25 Ruth Zive
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Very cool Adrienne! Have you come across any other free Infographic resources? I’d love to find something that gives you a bit more flexibility relative to topic and message. In the meantime, I’ll have to check this one out!

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26 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Ah thanks Ruth! Kind of fun..

Check out this post that I found yesterday. Talk about a wide variety…

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/awesome-free-tools-infographics/

Enjoy!

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27 James Pruitt May 10, 2012 at 9:11 AM

hey Adrienne, great post, and I love the infographic. will have to see how to make one for myself later. thanks for the awesome tips. love it when I can learn how to do something cool for my blogs.

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28 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 9:23 AM

Glad you enjoyed it James, it was fun creating. It took like one minute! Now that’s pretty cool and it gave you some pretty good information.

Have fun with yours.

Enjoy your day!

~Adrienne

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29 Mayura
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Hi Techie,

Ah I see you and Lisa on a same row ;) First I heard about creating infographic at Lisa’s blog and now yours. It’s cool and fun. Ha ha I’ve already compared you. Wanna know what I got? No… no… you gotta find it out. And you know, your infographic character is cool. Is that how you see you on mirror? ;) However we may or may not depend on data, but that creates a broad picture of our Twitter account. We all love infographics. Creating infographics were a dream in early days. Now you see, how tech make things easy ;)

Have a wonderful day Adrienne :)

Cheers…

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30 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 10:33 AM

lol… Yeah, you like that huh! I thought that was hilarious but Carolyn will love that.

Yeah, glad you saw her post. That was so cool, I just loved that. Heck yeah, I want to know what it said? You going to keep me in suspense? Ah, that’s not fun. :-(

No, I definitely don’t see myself like that in the mirror but as you already know, they didn’t give you a heck of a lot of choice to play around with.

Thanks for sharing that Mayura and you enjoy your day as well.

~Adrienne

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31 Mayura
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Oops, nope ;) I meant, you can find it yourself. no? If I told you, then it wasn’t fun @ all. right? ;)

Cheers…

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32 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM

So now I have to go on a hunting expedition! Hope I stumble upon it then…

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33 Oliver Tausend
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Hi Adrienne,

this is wonderful. I have been looking for a tool to create these wonderful infographics although I find them confusing sometimes. And well, it seems you’re doing a terrific job with your Twitter account. Congratulations, well done !

Thanks for sharing and be blessed

Oliver

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34 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Hi Oliver,

Thank you and it doesn’t give a lot of flexibility but instead, just a plug and play sort of thing. But I had fun creating it and checking out what they had to say about me. I do agree Oliver, some I find confusing but none the less, I enjoy checking them ut.

You are so welcome and glad you stopped by.

Enjoy your weekend.

~Adrienne

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35 Sylviane Nuccio
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 10:39 AM

Hi Adrienne,

How interesting that your post today goes hand and hand with my post this week which gave different ideas about what type of posts we can create. Infographics is one of them :)

Like I mentioned on my post, I have never created infographics before, but I guess that I will eventually. Thank you for all those great tips. I know where I will be coming when I’m ready to create infographics.

By the way, Adrienne, I wanted to tell you that by following your example of being a good blog commenter and follower my readership has blown up! My last post from this Monday has reach comment #50. Really great :)

Have a great day :)

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36 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Hi Sylviane,

That’s right, I had mentioned that I had never created one. Didn’t have the first clue how to accomplish this until I read Lisa’s post. Then it all become a lot of fun. So now when you’re ready at least you have a starting place.

Congratulations Sylviane, I’m so thrilled to hear that. See what a little consistency will get you? You just have to put yourself out there and eventually people will take notice and start showing up. I’m so very proud of you. You deserve that because you have wonderful content.

Thanks for sharing that with me Sylviane and you have a fabulous day!

~Adrienne

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37 Carolyn
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 10:45 AM

Lol, Adrienne. I’m not surprised at all. I knew you were a techie all along, my friend! I love this site and my infographic turned out quite similar to yours.

Maybe now you believe that you’re a techie? ;-)

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38 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 10:55 AM

Isn’t that the funniest thing Carolyn! I thought you’d get a kick out of that.

I STILL don’t consider myself a techie but obviously I don’t know much! Glad to hear yours turned out pretty similar. That’s a good thing!

Have a wonderful day Carolyn!

~Adrienne

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39 Sergio Felix
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Hey Adrienne,

That is definitely one fun app, I did try it myself out of curiosity and got 0% chatiness and 0% enthusiasm and a bunch of very unrelated terms in the end lol

Maybe I need to work a bit more on my social “skills” who knows? haha

But it was definitely fun, thanks for sharing it and have a great day! ;-)

Sergio

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40 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Hey Sergio,

Oh no, you got 0% on the chattiness and enthusiasm! I find that hard to believe. Guess you better step up your game my friend. I think your social skills are just fine.

Glad you enjoyed it though! Nice break in the day to make you smile! :-)

~Adrienne

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41 Sonia
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 11:07 AM

It’s so funny because I passed this on to Brandon to post on his site. I love how unique this graphic is because you can create something and add “you” in it. I wish they made it more readily available to create more infographics where you could customize them yourself on various subjects to get your point across. I think most times people tend to rely more on what images say to get the real meaning of your story. Thanks for sharing this..I loved it. I even created one of me and started cracking up laughing.

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42 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Happy to hear that Sonia and I do agree. I wish they were more flexible but I’m sure they’ll improve as time goes on. They’re still fun to create and like you, they are pretty humorous.

Glad you created one and had a good laugh! I love that Sonia!

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43 Otoabasi Umonting May 10, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Excellent post as usual Adrienne.

Being someone who’s more into graphics and art, I’ve always wanted to get this done for myself, but always saw it as too much work. Now your post has revealed an easy way out :). I don’t have to do it myself, but use this free site and get things going. Very well structured, thanks a bunch!

Otoabasi U.

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44 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Ah thanks Otoabasi, I appreciate that.

I think in our minds we think since we aren’t graphics people that this would be hard to do. I loved that it took a couple of clicks and it was generated. Still fun to do and glad you enjoyed it!

Always a pleasure to see you! :-)

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45 Harleena Singh
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Awesome post Adrienne!

This is just the kind of information I was thinking of looking online for, because I’ve been seeing so many infographics all around lately and always tend to wonder where they have come up from, or how they were created.

I think this was surely a wonderful piece of information and as I visited the link given, I saw there were various kinds you could actually use up. Guess I would surely give it a try myself and hunt for more of the kind on Google as well. This is something that catches the eye and gives more of a meaning as the visual impact is any day better than the written.

Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful source. :) Would head over and check Lisa’s blog too. :)

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46 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Why thanks Harleena!

So happy to hear that this was something you were curious about already. I shared a link in my comment to Ruth on a site that has 10 free tools for creating different kinds of infographics so maybe one of those will be what you’d like as well. There is just so much information out there now for creating these but since Lisa shared this particular site I thought it was a fun place to start.

Appreciate you sharing that Harleena and have fun with yours.

~Adrienne :-)

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47 Micah
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Infographs are everywhere now. It’s a simple, visually stimulating way to absorb and understand a big chuck of data. If you where to type all that out no one would read it.

I’m glad you wrote about this, it’s not something I really thought of before, but the marketing potential here is huge.

Checkin out visual.ly right now :)

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48 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 12:53 PM

I know what you mean Micah and people LOVE images. Some of these infographics are pretty detailed and hard to read but I do enjoy seeing the fun ones the most I guess.

I’m sure that there will be more sites out there that will make it easy for us to create our own with our own information. At least I hope so which is why I ask for people to comment. Ryan has already shared with us one that you can create easy word graphics. Now I love those…

Thanks Micah and have fun creating yours!
:-)

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49 Lenia
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Hi Adrienne,
Thank you for the free tool. There is a good tool for everything but we need someone like you to give us the source!
i will definitely try it!

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50 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Hi Lenia,

Ah, you are so welcome so have fun creating your own.
:-)

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51 Rizwan Sultan May 10, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Hey Andrienne

It’s bit descent but really people make a big promotion of business with infographics new trend of Social Media marketing I specially saw sites mostly pinterest people promote there designs in pictorial view and it’s very great effort to draw your business in pictorial views.

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52 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Hey Rizwan,

I think that would be cool to create an infographic around your business so when you locate a program that will do that, please do share. That would be so cool!

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53 Vitaly Tennant
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Always wanted to dive into some infographics since they are awesome. I also find myself getting lost in them from time to time. Thank you for sharing this tool Adrienne, I’ll have to play around with it and put it to good use.

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54 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Well hey Vitaly! What’s up!!!

I know the feeling, I can get lost in them as well. This one is really quite fun to make, silly sort of but still fun. Hope you enjoy creating one yourself and glad you enjoyed it. If you find any other sites, please do let me know. I’m always on the lookout.

~Adrienne

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55 Vitaly Tennant
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Hey Adrienne!

For sure, I will most definitely keep you mind when I find something just as cool!

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56 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Great, thanks Vitaly. I would appreciate that! ;-)

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57 Craig McBreen
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 3:41 PM

HI Adrienne,

It’s funny that I haven’t even considered creating an infographic, considering that I do branding and design for a living … maybe it’s because I now enjoy writing so much. I’ll save design for the clients ;) Not certain, but this is a great resource for people who want to create something relatively quickly.

Oh … you’re a techie alright. And I’m sure you read all 9,183 tweets. ;)

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58 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Hi Craig,

If infographics will help get your clients more traffic then I say that it might be something to look into. Of course with this easy tool I’m sure it’s not exactly the type of information they would want but you being Mr. Graphics and all then you could come up with something yourself. How cool would that be!

Oh and sure, I read every single one of those tweets. That’s all I do all day! NOT!!! ;-) I bet some people do though ya think!

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59 Dan Sumner
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Hey Adrienne,

That was fun. I created a digital me.

I Never got my stats on due to the size of the page so just the image :-)

I got lost on Pinterest last week for over an hour just looking at what people are pinning. Its a fun site to go on and I can see the potential from it.

What a fund post with a serious underlying message Adrienne thanks.

Dan Sumner

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60 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Well aren’t you a cutie Dan! Are you a gamer? Is that your thing?

I don’t spend much time on Pinterest I’m afraid I guess because I hear so many people tell me that the next thing you know, time has slipped them by. Just like you though, some of the photos I’ve seen have been amazing. I guess with the copyright scare recently I don’t even want to start pinning photos. It’s not worth me liking something only to get in trouble for it down the road.

Thanks Dan, glad you enjoyed it.

Hope you’re enjoying your day and looking forward to the weekend.

~Adrienne

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61 Stacy
Twitter:
May 10, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Hi Adrienne,

Thank you so much for sharing that resource, I can’t wait to give visual.ly a try! Now is not the time for me with other things I have going but one of these days I am going to have some fun playing with that! :)

Take care,
Stacy

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62 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 11, 2012 at 8:47 AM

Hi Stacy,

Trust me Stacy, it takes about two minutes tops and you’re done. Just a few little thing to do so when you get ready, enjoy!

Have a wonderful day Stacy and glad you enjoyed that one.

~Adrienne

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63 Dan T. May 10, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Oh I have tried this one, it’s pretty cool, isn’t it? We have tried generating the infographics of some company profiles and sent it to them. They loved it!

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64 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 11, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Happy to hear that Dan and I thought it was pretty cool too. So simple and easy to set up right! I do love simple and easy.

Thanks for sharing that with me and you enjoy your day!

~Adrienne

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65 Christa Herzog May 10, 2012 at 10:24 PM

I think that would be cool to create an infographic around your business so when you locate a program that will do that. Of course with this easy tool I’m sure it’s not exactly the type of information they would want but you being and all then you could come up with something yourself. How cool would that be!

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66 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 11, 2012 at 8:54 AM

I think so too Christa and would love to find one that will do that. If you run across one please do let me know. In the meantime, this one is just simple, easy and fun. So off we go…

Thanks for your comment and Christa! You need to set your gravatar up so we can see your smiling face. If you need help, let me know.

~Adrienne

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67 Dennis May 11, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Hey Adriennce!

Currently I’m also working on creating an attractive + descriptive info-graphic and I’m very happy that I found your encouraging post on info-graphic, specially the comments shows the importance of info-graphic to gain traffic. This is why it is said “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words”.

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68 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 11, 2012 at 8:57 AM

Hi Dennis,

Are you using a service to create that Dennis or are you a graphics person and just know how to create these? Would love to know your secret weapon… I bet it’s going to turn out really cool looking too. And yes, we all do love infographics and it’s a fabulous way to get traffic. We all can’t help ourselves.

As you said,”A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words”.

Thanks Dennis and enjoy your day!

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69 Devesh
Twitter:
May 11, 2012 at 7:08 AM

Great stuff, as always. This is a great and fun app.

I may give it a try but before that I need to be more social on twitter.

Thanks for sharing this little app with us. have a great weekend.. :) !

-Dev

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70 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 11, 2012 at 8:59 AM

I have no doubt you do plenty of social Dev! I know I don’t have a huge number of followers but I do share and chat so at least I’m doing a little something to make those connections. But this was fun.

Thanks for stopping by, always a pleasure to see you.

~Adrienne

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71 Tonya Stephens May 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Hi Adrienne,

What a fun post indeed! I can’t wait to go check this out! I love your graphic at the beginning of the post!
It’s amazing what you can find on the internet.
Thanks for sharing this is fun!
To your success,
Tonya

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72 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 11, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Hi Tonya,

Ah thanks Tonya, it was really fun creating mine. They should have put bigger hair in there though! lol..

Have fun creating yours.

You have a splendid day and thank you so much. The same to you as well young lady!

~Adrienne

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73 Jens P. Berget
Twitter:
May 11, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Hi Adrienne,

I actually started commenting on this post, and realized that I was on another post. That’s what happens when you’re using an iPad and not focused :)

I love images, and infographics are brilliant. But I don’t like the ones that are packed with information. I have thought about hiring a designer on Fiverr to help me design one. But for now I’ll take your advice and create a free one.

It looks awesome and the information is very interesting.

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74 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 11, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Hi Jens,

I hope you don’t mind but I just deleted your other comment since it really didn’t apply to that post. That’s too funny that working on your iPad has got you focused on other areas.

I love images too and I do find the ones packed full of info interesting but a lot of the writing is so small that you can’t read them anyway. But they are visually appealing. This site is very simple and not really meant for creating ones for your business but I think if they had a site that did that it would be cool. If not, hiring someone on Fiverr would be the next step.

Thanks for commenting Jens and if you make one, have fun.

~Adrienne

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75 Leo May 11, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Thanks for the heads-up on this, Adrienne. I just checked it out — it’s a great way to visualize your Twitter and Facebook accounts. But I’m disappointed that it doesn’t create other types of infographics yet. But I guess that’s coming soon.

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76 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 11, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Obviously this site isn’t for creating just any kind of infographic Leo but at least for Facebook and Twitter it’s kind of fun. I’m sure there are other sites out there that can do much more. Finding them is the key.

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77 Jack
Twitter:
May 11, 2012 at 1:31 PM

Visual aids are a great way to catch a reader’s eye. I am always looking for more ways to include them in my posts.

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78 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 11, 2012 at 2:47 PM

I love them too Jack and people do love infographics.

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79 Hiten
Twitter:
May 11, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Hi Adrienne,

I’ve had some experience of creating my own graphics for a coaching program I made for people who stutter.

I have to admit I was doing it in a much harder way using Microsoft Clip Art and breaking down pictures of men and women and putting them back together, to help support what I was teaching.

The Visual.ly tool you have shown in your post seems so powerful. It really never ceases to amaze me how technologies increase in sophistication yet become so much more easier to use.

When I create any further training content, I’m going to use this tool. Thank you for informing us all about it.

Have a good weekend, my friend. :-)

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80 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 11, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Hi Hiten,

The way you were doing, although tedious I’m sure, sounds really great. This particular program mainly does the social media sites but I’m sure there are other services out there that will create a lot more. It’s locating them that’s the real key. But we do love comparisons, images and visuals. Very eye catching indeed.

Thanks Hiten and hop you’re enjoying your day. Have a great weekend as well.

~Adrienne

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81 Anneliz Hannan May 11, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Adrienne:
A great tutorial and I am a fan of Visual.ly I am ready to try my personal solographic but I wonder if it can be airbrushed ;) as I expect perfection from the computer that I can’t get with photography, portraits, makeup ….or in life!

Thanks for sharing…your tips are always of tremendous value.

Anneliz

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82 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 11, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Hi Anneliz,

Thank you, glad you enjoyed this post. lol, yeah! I think we would all love to be airbrushed. Maybe you can hire someone on Fiverr to do that for you since most of those people are such pros.

You are so welcome and thank you for your lovely comment.

~Adrienne

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83 Donna Merrill
Twitter:
May 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM

OMG Adrienne, This sounds like so much fun. I never created one before and was wondering how to do it. I’m going over to follow your instructions and creating one. How much fun is this gonna be! If it comes out ok, I’ll let you know.
Gee….Maybe I can make myself 20 years younger lol.
Thanks for the great instructions.
Donna

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84 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 12, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Hey Donna,

I thought it was pretty cool and I definitely wanted to see what Twitter had to say about me. I have no doubt yours will be even better then mine so I can’t wait to hear how that came out.

Yeah, I like that looking younger part too! :-)

Have fun Donna!

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85 Pete Goumas May 12, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Hi Adrienne ,
You don’t believe but these days I was curious to findout how to make infographics and interestingly I found your post. Thankyou so much and I am going to bookmark this page.

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86 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 12, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Hi Pete,

Well this particular service is for social so I do hope that’s what you were wanting to create. Either way, it sure was fun.

Enjoy Pete!

~Adrienne

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87 Praveen Rajarao
Twitter:
May 13, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Hey Adrienne – This is awesome cool stuff and really easy for anyone…I should try this out and see what I end up with, will surely share with you :-)

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88 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 13, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Hey Praveen,

Yeah, just check it out and see what it says. Please do let me know. Will be anxious to hear the results! :-)

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89 Christa Herzog May 14, 2012 at 3:26 AM

This is only a reply to your friendly message. Firstly, not before this article did I know the importance of Pinterest. Looking at your rankings, I really should read more of your blog. And 2nd: When it comes to a warm smile, you beat me by far ;-)

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90 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 14, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Ah, thanks Christa! I appreciate that and if you ever need assistance with anything, please do give me a shout. :-)

Enjoy your week!

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91 Ashvini
Twitter:
May 14, 2012 at 3:39 AM

Adrienne is a techie ( repeat 2 X). LOL .
Really cool infographic. Some interesting analysis that comes out of it .
You see 9000 tweets per day ! wow and you follow 3.32 people per day . That tells all of us about your power networking . (also who are the .32 people ? ;) ).

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92 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 14, 2012 at 8:17 AM

lol, yeah Ashvini I guess it’s official now. Heck, Twitter said so right!

Yeah, I have a lot of tweets coming through my stream and you just know that I see every single one of them. Yeah, right! ;-)

I actually don’t follow that many people. They have to send me a message and ask me to do that. I quit getting followers last year. I them following me now which is good.

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93 Linda May 16, 2012 at 7:00 AM

This is pretty neat, Adrienne!

I’ve always wondered about those infographics and thought that people actually took the time to make the graphics and all, thinking it must have taken them forever, but it’s good to know that is not the case ;-)

Off to check this out for myself.

Thanks for sharing this with us.
Linda

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94 Adrienne Smith
Twitter:
May 16, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Hey Linda, you like this one? I thought it was pretty cool too.

I’m sure that there are some people who take the time to create some but it’s good to know that there are several sites not that you just drop in the information and you can get one instantly. Of course it might look like you want but hey, it’s quick.

Have fun with yours.

Enjoy your day!

~Adrienne

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95 Shalu Sharma
Twitter:
June 10, 2012 at 9:35 AM

I had not heard of Visual.ly before but I have now, thanks to you. I am signing up for this. See if I can come up with something creative.

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96 Adrienne
Twitter:
June 10, 2012 at 1:01 PM

Have fun with this Shalu, they have a few different ones you can create. I had a good time with it myself.
:-)

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97 Shalu Sharma
Twitter:
June 10, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Sure will, I had signed up earlier soon after I read your post. I will be trying out my hand on it. Thanks

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98 bbrian017 June 10, 2012 at 9:52 PM

I want to do one for Blog Engage so perhaps it’s time I get in there and start creating one, We have been around since 2007 and perhaps it’s time we create one for our blogging community. I see so many bloggers using these things now the novelty is almost wearing off… when will the day come people start getting tired of seeing and using them?

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99 Adrienne
Twitter:
June 11, 2012 at 9:10 AM

Hey Brian,

I think they are actually kind of cool because we know how much people love images right! I think when they’re too busy and you can’t really read what they say then that’s when people don’t enjoy checking them out so much. But I like them and creating your own unique one would be really cool. For now though, this little service is pretty cool. I’d love to see you do one for Blog Engage. Talk about unique.

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100 Corinne Rodrigues
Twitter:
June 14, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Wow! I had missed this post of yours, Adrienne. You make this seem so simple – I’m off to try it out. Thank you.

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101 Adrienne
Twitter:
June 14, 2012 at 8:49 AM

With this program it is really simple Corinne. Have fun with this…
:-)

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102 Mike Kaye June 27, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Thanks for the post. Never thought of using infographics before though I agree that the internet loves visuals so I probably should have been for a while. Great tool Visual.ly thanks again.

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103 Adrienne
Twitter:
June 28, 2012 at 8:23 AM

Hey Mike,

Yeah, people LOVE photos and images so having an infographic every now and then is really kind of cool. Glad you enjoyed this one and have fun creating your own.

~Adrienne

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104 Sherryl Perry
Twitter:
June 28, 2012 at 1:45 PM

This looks like so much fun Adrienne! I can’t wait to try it. I say “wait” because I started out answering comments on my blog, followed a link Carolyn Nicander Mohr left, found a link to this article . . . well, you know how it goes. Lots of great reads and info but I need to go full circle back to where I started and finish replying to comments. :)

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105 Adrienne
Twitter:
June 28, 2012 at 3:31 PM

I’m laughing Sherryl because I know what you mean. You think I’ll just pop over there and see what it is but it catches your eye and the next thing you know you’re reading the entire post and kicking yourself because you were distracted from what you were initially doing. I so get that.

But it was fun so when you have time, head on over there and create you a cool looking one. You’ll have a good time but thanks for coming by. Always a pleasure to see you under any circumstance. :-)

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106 Carolyn
Twitter:
June 28, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I do the same thing and then forget where I started! Thanks for stopping by, Sherryl!

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107 Enstine Muki
Twitter:
September 30, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Hey Adrienne,
I’m glad I decided to read your blog today. Visual.ly is one of the most interesting tools I’ll have this year and thanks to your blog. It looks very cool and I’m going to try my hands on it this week.

Thanks really ;)

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108 Adrienne
Twitter:
September 30, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Well it’s always a pleasure to have you stop by anytime Enstine. Glad you enjoyed this post and I loved learning about Visual.ly. What a cool program so have fun with that one.

Enjoy your week, it’s approaching as we speak.

~Adrienne

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109 Rajnish July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Hello Adrienne,
Thanks for tell about this great tool for creating infographics, I was thinking get one created by someone but now I will first give a try to this tool.

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110 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 10, 2013 at 3:23 PM

Hey Rajnish,

It’s a pretty handy tool and by now they have more programs out as well for creating your own. Give them a try and I’ll wish you luck.

~Adrienne

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111 Stacie July 24, 2013 at 4:23 PM

This is the first real article I’ve read on your site, and I’m SO glad I did. I’ve been googling “how to make an infographic”. It seems really time intensive and something that takes a lot of skill. I should have known there were automated methods! Thanks, I’m going to Visual.ly right now…

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112 Adrienne
Twitter:
July 24, 2013 at 4:29 PM

Hey Stacie,

Ah, well welcome and glad you enjoyed this share. Now this is an automated process and since I wrote this post over a year ago they have more sites out there but for being on the run and doing something fun I had a good time with this site. I’m sure they have even more stuff now fast forward a year later.

Hope you’re able to create one you like so have fun.

Appreciate your comment.

~Adrienne

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