Top FlowingData Posts for 2008

Dec 23, 2008

It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone, but as I looked back on the FlowingData archives, it feels like ages since I wrote up some of these posts. I give you the most popular posts of 2008:

  1. 17 Ways to Visualize the Twitter Universe
  2. Winner of the Personal Visualization Project is…
  3. Watching the Growth of Walmart Across America, Interactive Edition
  4. 21 Ways to Visualize and Explore Your Email Inbox
  5. 12 Cool Visualizations to Explore Books
  6. Showing the Obama-Clinton Divide in Decision Tree Infographic
  7. 10 Largest Data Breaches Since 2000 – Millions Affected
  8. 23 Personal Tools to Learn More About Yourself
  9. Watch the Rise of Gasoline Retail Prices, 1993 – 2008
  10. 40 Essential Tools and Resources to Visualize Data

Thank You

At the beginning of this year, on January 1, 2008, FlowingData had 126 subscribers. Compare that to the now… wow. Thanks again for sharing FlowingData, everyone. Thank you for the comments, the suggestions, contest entries, and forum topics. FlowingData is what it is because of its readers. Lastly, thank you to the FlowingData sponsors – , , and – who help me keep up with FlowingData’s growth.

Here’s to an exciting 2009.

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Think Like a Statistician – Without the Math

I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.

Jobs Charted by State and Salary

Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.

Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time

Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.

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.