100 Essential Infographics About Global Issues – MapsofWorld Hits New Milestone

Thematic maps website MapsofWorld.com completed 100 weeks of the Fry-Day Poll, a weekly infographic featuring a global issue for discussion and debate.

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Each infographic posed a question and presented a balanced view, with information supporting each side. The data was creatively represented using images, charts, and maps, displaying the information in a quick and entertaining way.

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2014

MapsofWorld, an online portal featuring maps and educational content, reached a milestone in its weekly series, the Fry-Day Poll, completing 100 weeks of infographics in December 2013.

Since January 2012, each friday, MapsofWorld published the Fry-Day Poll (http://www.frydaypoll.com), a comprehensive infographic that delved into one hot global topic, using facts and figures to explore the arguments. Each infographic posed a question and presented a balanced view, with information supporting each side. The data was creatively represented using images, charts, and maps, displaying the information in a quick and entertaining way. The infographics provided facts in a simplified manner, making it easy to understand and accessible to a large audience. Information provided included dates and timelines of significant events, maps showing how the issue affects places around the globe, and statistical data.

With its thought-provoking questions, the Fry-Day Poll Infographics sparked conversations, allowing readers to vote in the accompanying poll, answering “Yes,” “No,” or “Can't Say.” The two year project allowed bloggers, journalists, and readers to interact and offer opinions via social media, including Twitter and Facebook. The site worked as a forum for debate and discussion on these important topics. The comments added to the experience, and were used to persuade fellow readers and spark debates, while providing additional perspectives and anecdotal evidence.

The topics for the Fry-Day Poll Infographics ranged from pressing current events to long-standing controversies. Topics were generally categorized into politics, the economy, science, and social issues. The Fry-Day Poll series began on January 20, 2012, asking the question, “Is Pakistan a failed state?” The question posed for the landmark 100th Fry-Day Poll took on a popular topic, asking, “Is Bitcoin the future of money?” The infographics were frequently showcased on Slideshare's homepage as featured presentations, shared on Facebook, and debated on Twitter. Among the most viewed Slideshare topics were “Did the US Shutdown affect the global economy?” and “Can gun control reduce crime?” The most shared topics on Facebook were “Is war a booming industry?” and “Soda: Is the fizz killing us?”

About the company:
MapsofWorld.com is a multilingual map portal offering high-quality maps and information across geographies and platforms. With special focus on educational content, the portal has both thematic and interactive maps on all major platforms: Web, iOS, and Android. World Atlas and World Quiz are two highly successful educational apps created by MapsofWorld. Other services offered by MapsofWorld include custom mapping, content digitization, and a wide variety of maps at the online map store.

For more information, please contact:
social(at)mapsofworld(dot)com
MapXL Inc.
10 S. Third Street
San Jose, CA 95113


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