The Outreach Editor at the Wall Street Journal has developed a cool tool call “SparkTweets.” They are simple infographics like this one (the tweet itself didn’t come out the way I had hoped, even though I used the Blackbird Pie tool to copy it — oh well, you get the idea):

▇▆▆▇▇▇▇▅▂▁▁▂ Last 12 months of the U.S. unemployment rate, which rose to 9% in April. More data: than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

They’re very easy to create at the Sparkblocks site. You can also learn more about it at the 10,000 Words blog. In addition, you can see how people are using them at the #sparktweet hashtag.

I’m adding this information to The Best Resources For Creating Infographics.