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Comparing Credit Unions and Banks – Infographic

Though it may seem as if credit unions and banks are basically the same, they’re actually quite different. Banks are focused on earning profits for their shareholders, and they do so by investing their customers’ deposits and charging high fees. Credit unions, on the other hand, are owned by their members. When you deposit money into your credit union account, you’re actually buying shares of that institution. Continue reading

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Is Google+ Really A Ghost Town? – Infographic

There’s a lot of conflicting data out there about Google+. A few studies over the past few months have portrayed the fledgling social network as relatively moribund, but another recent report from Experian Hitwise says visits to the network are growing substantially, hitting 34.9 million for the week ended Aug. 4 compared to 21.9 million visits for the week ended July 21 — a 59% jump in two weeks.

Whether the network is thriving or not, this research from Umpf, a UK-based social media firm, shows that activity on G+ is low compared to other social networks.

To prove the point, Umpf analyzed 100 online news stories across G+, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. The company then determined the average number of users per 100 million likely to share a story. As the infographic below shows, the gulf between G+ and Twitter in this regard is stark: Only six G+ users out of 100 million shared, compared to 197.3 out of 100 million for Twitter. The difference wasn’t as large for Facebook and LinkedIn, but G+ was still a distant fourth.

What do you think? Is this a fair comparison?

Source: Mashable.com, Umpf

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Google Drive And The Competition – Infographic

Google’s cloud service is serious about taking on the competition. This infographic compares Google Drive to its top three competitors: Dropbox, Microsoft’s Skydrive, and Apple’s iCloud. Besides comparing size, pricing, and platform support, we also take a look at a brief history of these cloud services.

Source: infographiclabs