If I was asked to sum up the trends of 2012 so far I would probably mention the deluge of MOOC-like courses and the use of infographics to present attractive and effective overviews. Most infographics are intended for reuse with Creative Commons licensing and embed codes easily accessible and I have embedded quite a few on this blog so far this year.
It's no surprise therefore to find a tool that helps you create your own infographics with the help of attractive templates and drag and drop image import. The tool is called Easel.ly. It's free and you can start using it immediately without creating an account, though an account is of course advisable. They claim that infographics are 30-40 times more likely to be read and shared than an equivalent text and even if it would be nice to know what study the claim is based on it sounds a reasonable statement.
Have a look at the introduction video below and then have a go.