Weekend Minis – Online Video, Visualization Types, Poverty, Digital Life

Posted to Miscellaneous  |  Nathan Yau

Weekend Treats

A Tale of Two Types of Visualization and Much Confusion - Depending on who you talk to, data visualization can have very different meanings.

It's Official. People Love Online Videos. Billions Of ‘Em. - 141 million unique viewers watched 10,156,199,000 videos this past December.

Global Poverty Maps - Explores the political economy of aid, examining the contributions made by developed country governments and their role in development.

My Trails Network - Inventing new ways to manage your digital life.


Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club

The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam’s Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.

Real Chart Rules to Follow

There are rules—usually for specific chart types meant to be read in a specific way—that you shouldn’t break. When they are, everyone loses. This is that small handful.

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

The Most Unisex Names in US History

Moving on from the most trendy names in US history, let’s look at the most unisex ones. Some names have …