New service Visual.ly features over 2000 infographics on a range of topics from economics to history. The site also has tools to help people interested in creating their own infographics get started, build them, and share them with a community of fans and companies like CNN, National Geographic and more.
The infographics already available at Visual.ly span topics as complicated as global arms sales to seemingly simple (but not really) topics like the overall financial impact of a snowstorm. There are plenty to see, but if you’re interested in making your own, the Visual.ly Labs give you the tools to build your own, starting from templates.
For example, one of the templates allows you to compare yourself with another Twitter user, or with a Twitter celebrity. The site will add additional templates soon to help more data-driven groups present their research in interesting ways. If you’re a fan of infographics, it’s worth a look.