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For the Internet, the first weeks of a new year mean publishing and reading articles about the year that was and predictions for the year ahead. A few infographics, lists and lots of graphs in the mix.

Chris Tiutan is reading an infographic on Adweek, “Can A/B Testing Help Push Notifications Breakthrough with Brands in 2014?“.

Some surprising stats about the impact push notifications have on people and the case for why you should A/B test them. This infographic tells a story of how The Astrologer is working with mobile vendor OtherLevels to optimize their horoscope push notifications.

Ryan Lillis is reading an infographic from GetElastic on the importance of mobile optimization.

The article opens with a question, “Will 2014 be the year of the mobile – again?” and illustrates—in thousands of pixels of nice colors and numbers—why brands cannot afford to ignore optimizing their mobile experience.

I am slowly combing through this piece from Copyblogger, “The Best of Copyblogger: 2013 Edition“.

This is a curated list of the best writing on writing from 2013. It’s is great no matter how much writing plays into your day-to-day. We all have to write emails so it behooves us to know how to write a good sentence.

We’re all looking at Graphs of the Year from The Washington Post’s Wonkblog.

Data visualization and storytelling at its best. In Wonkblog’s own words, “For 2013, we asked some of the year’s most interesting, important and influential thinkers to name their favorite graph of the year — and why they chose it.” 

Here’s an interesting one:


In case you missed them, a few other articles from the past month:

From Bloomberg: The Tech Startup Incubator Breaking Out of Silicon Valley’s Bubble

From Wired: 2014: The Year of Website Optimization

From USA Today: Optimizely’s so fast, Web surfers won’t notice it

From Optimizely: 2013: A Year of Turning Data into Action

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