Infographics are not new. Anybody that’s ever been to grade school has seen their fair share of them, but for some reason, they are the new online fad.
People are sharing infographics at an alarming rate on Twitter and MySpace. Whether it’s a pictorial exploring the different crime rates between races or a digital poster comparing the super powers of comic book heroes, the Internet has gone bonkers for sharing data visually.
An infographic is nothing more than a data being shared in a graphical manner. Infographics range from simple pie charts to elaborate cartoons and other professionally designed imagery. (see a bunch of examples here)
If you want to get in on the fun, here are three free services where you can generate infographics online for free, with no design experience needed.
easel.ly – Create and share visual ideas online
infogr.am – Anything from bubble charts and treemaps to simple pie charts.
piktochart.com – Helps you to create infographics, share and get results in 3 easy steps