Very famous among designers and infographic lovers, Visual.ly takes the next step and launches a social network for data visualization that brings improved profiles for the members, including aggregated metrics about their shared infographics. Each user’s activity feed is updated in real time and it is accessible after logging in.
Visual.ly’s online community aims to bring designers and paying clients closer. The launch offers a more personalized experience when exploring infographics and visualizations on the site. Each designer can now share information on their work and themselves more easily. Also, they now have the possibility to add a badge that indicates they are a certified designer.
“Today, we are launching the world’s first social network for data visualization” is stated in the official announcement. “It starts with improved profiles for our members, including aggregated metrics about the infographics you’ve shared. Your activity feed will be updated in real time and it’s the first thing you see after logging in.”
Evidently, as any other social network, in this new one users can follow topics and also designers, publishers or simply infographics enthusiasts who share content of interest.
“The Visual.ly community and marketplace features are key to our mission to bring infographics and data visualization to the mainstream. We want to make it even easier for everyone to participate, communicate, and collaborate.”
Infographics are becoming one of the top tools used to promote interesting information or even companies and brands. Many marketers use them as a new method of visual communication for companies and consider them to be the trend of the moment. Being all about the visual aspect, if an infographic is well done, it has great chances of going viral. Visual.ly is one of the most important sites for creating infographics and data related to them– they say they are “the leading destination for infographics and data visualization,” so this launch comes as a natural step in their attempt of expanding their user base.