Billy Idol Got It Right: With This, and Essentially Every Blog Post, I Am Dancing With Myself

Check out this infographic, swiped from those innovative wags over at  It simply serves up widely-available data about our daily web interactions, but viewed in the collective–with pretty pictures–it’s staggering.  Three years ago, I used to blow clients minds with the simple fact that everyday, people upload 9,200 hours of video to YouTube, a figure made more staggering since there are only 8,760 hours in a year.

Today, that number stands at 864,000 hours of video.  Or damn near 100 years worth of kitties and bad karaoke uploaded every day.  The ease of posting from your cell phone makes this inevitable.

On the upside, I guess I don’t have to sweat my punctuation and word choice so much: with two million blog posts launching every day, who’s gonna notice?

Anyway, enjoy.  Or get very scared.  Or, far more likely, go find some other distraction.  The net’s lousy with them…

Dennis Ryan, CCO, Olson, Minneapolis, Chicago

By Dennis Ryan, CCO, Olson


Pressed For Time, I Resort to the Old Standby: The Comic Infographic

I’ve been behind the eight ball all day and it’s only getting worse so in lieu of actual fresh and insightful blog content, I’m just gonna repost something genius done by someone else.  And of course, it’s an infographic.  This one comes courtesy of Chicago freelancer George Ellis, who apparently also has a healthy professional self-loathing streak.  Thanks to the eagle-eyed Bob Merlotti for the find.

Dennis Ryan, Olson, Advertising


By Dennis Ryan, CCO, Olson



Sometimes, Someone Else Says Something Far, Far Better Than I Could Ever Hope To

Like this marvelous infographic, from this post on  Read this, and then ask yourself if perhaps you should be concerned about this company’s recidivist pattern of security lapses with your personal information…

Dennis Ryan, Chicago Advertising, Element 79

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Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a status update to post.


By Dennis Ryan, CCO, Element 79