Say Hello to the Brand New FlowingData Forums

Jul 23, 2008

Notice anything new at the top of this page? FlowingData readers, say hello to FlowingData forums. FlowingData forums, say hello to FlowingData readers. Tada, you’re not strangers anymore. Now you can go post your interesting finds in the brand new FlowingData forums.

Six Forums to Post In

I’ve created six categories, all of which are tightly coupled to the blog:

  • Statistical Visualization
  • Infographics
  • Mapping
  • Artistic Visualization
  • Statistics
  • Data Sources

I got the ball rolling in the mapping forum with this animated carbon map from NASA. Nice.

Interact With Other Readers

One of my favorite parts about FlowingData is the interaction. I love comments that help me see and understand data differently, and I love getting emails from readers that point me to interesting stuff that I never would’ve found on my own. Recently, I’ve even met some readers in person. I hope that the FlowingData forums provide the same opportunities for all of you, and of course – make for some good fun.

So please do join the club, grab your favorite link from your hundreds of del.icio.us bookmarks, and post it to the forums. Only about five of you will actually do this, but hey, that’s still growth and enough for me to think that this is a good idea. Sometimes it’s a good thing that it doesn’t take much to keep me motivated.

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