The Hipster Effect » infographic Identity, society and work in the age of perpetual connectivity Tue, 26 Mar 2013 00:35:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Infographic: Life, meet work. Work, meet life. /2012/03/14/infographic-life-meet-work-work-meet-life/ /2012/03/14/infographic-life-meet-work-work-meet-life/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:30:24 +0000 Sophy Bot /?p=611 more]]> Once upon a time, there used to be this handy-dandy wall separating our work lives from our private lives. These days, the separation isn’t so clear. The line between life and work has been steadily eroding for years, with our personal lives now following us into the office and our work lives barging into our private homes. Below is an exclusive infographic taken from my new book that gives some insight into just how much that wall has changed.



Check out The Hipster Effect book to find out more about what this all means and how we can best deal with the continuing erosion of the wall between life and work.

Infographic design by Made of People!


Data sources:

a. “Doing Business in Bed, When Sick & on Vacation.” Clean Cut Media. 23 Sept. 2010. Web. <>.

b, c. Fox, Zoe. “Shocker: Most Americans Check Work Email During Holidays.” Mashable Business. Mashable, Inc., 28 Nov. 2011. Web. <>.

d. Moore, Brian J. “Social Networking in the Workplace.” National Law Review. Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, 19 Oct. 2011. Web. <>.

e. “Gen Y Facebook Users Seen Mixing Business With Pleasure.” Marketing Charts. Watershed Publishing, 9 Jan. 2012. Web. <>.

f. Eler, Alicia. “91% Of Hiring Mangers [sic] Use Social Networking To Screen.”ReadWriteWeb. ReadWriteWeb, 5 Oct. 2011. Web. <>.

g. Rosen, Jeffrey. “The Web Means the End of Forgetting.” The New York Times. The New York Times Company, 21 July 2010. Web. <>.


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Phone addiction: comic edition /2012/01/16/phone-addiction-comic-edition/ /2012/01/16/phone-addiction-comic-edition/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2012 20:44:49 +0000 Sophy Bot /?p=516 more]]> It’s not exactly a secret: pretty much all of us are addicted to our smartphones and other internet-connected devices. Gizmodo recently posted a real-world game where everybody at your lunch meeting / romantic dinner / non-LAN-party social gathering stacks their phones face down on the table; the first person to check their phone pays the entire bill. Saturday Night Live poked fun at our screen addiction this weekend with a parody commercial for an app that sends realtime notifications about “what’s in front of your face” and the Simpsons got in on the action with their own mock social networking app, SpringFace. And so, here’s another set of comics (and one comic infographic) depicting the modern internet-connected life: the phone addiction edition.














…and for your bonus unrelated comic: the distraction that is the internet.


Image credits: Mashable comics, The Joy of Tech, The System, OnlineSchools, Asher Sarlin

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