Did you know that infographics shared on Twitter receive almost ten times as many retweets as traditional posts?

And it’s not just our favourite micro-blogging social network that eats these data visuals for breakfast – infographics shared on LinkedIn receive, on average, seven times as many shares as other submissions, and those added to Stumbleupon’s “ocean of awesome” generate 746 percent more pageviews than other kinds of content.

Business, technology, social media, the economy and education rank as the most popular topic trends for infographic content, and Singapore rates as the city that loves these tools more than anywhere else, finishing ahead of Bangalore and San Francisco.

And while we accept that this is very meta – an infographic about infographics? – take a look at the image below to see why these visuals have become a revolutionary marketing tool for so many brands and businesses.

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