Posts from

2008

Navigate Articles, Photos, and Video from Around the Globe

The Washington Post recently put up TimeSpace: World, which is an interactive map that shows articles, video, photos, and commentary as they happen around the world (through the Washington Post's…

Keep Your Fingers Crossed

FlowingData will be transferred to a bigger and better server tonight between 10pm and 2am, during which the site will be down for about 30 minutes. Hopefully everything goes as…

Explore and Analyze Geographic Data with UUorld

UUorld (pronounced "world") is a 4-dimensional mapping tool that lets you explore geographic data - the fourth dimension being time. The interface will remind you a bit of Google Earth…

Amazon Gets In On the Public Data Arena

It was really only a matter of time, but Amazon now hosts public data sets. Not small data sets though - more like the ones in between 1 gigabyte and…

Guess What State Searches for ‘Poo’ the Most – StateStats

StateStats is like Google Insights but on a state level. Type in a search term and get Google search levels with correlations to certain "metrics" like obesity or support for…

Last Chance to Win 2 Free Tufte Books

Just a quick reminder that the deadline to submit your entries to our graph contest is comin' up. Get your entries in by Friday, December 5, 8:00pm EST for a…

Typographic Illustration for Jay-Z’s ‘Brooklyn Go Hard’

Evan Roth from the Graffiti Research Lab, uses typographic illustration in Jay-Z's music video for Brooklyn Go Hard. As the song plays out, we see sketches of Jay-Z drawn using…

Understand Your Behaviors with Twitter – Testers Needed

I started tracking what I eat and my weight using Twitter in an effort to shed 10 pounds and consume less. It's already been (a really fast) two months since…

Visualization Projects from Database City – Visualizar’08

This is a guest post by Greg J. Smith, a Toronto-based designer and researcher. Greg writes about design, visualization and digital culture on his personal blog Serial Consign. A few…

Thank You, FlowingData Sponsors

FlowingData has hit a critical point in its life where regular hosting isn't enough, and the next step up is a big one — especially with what I have planned…

Contest: Win TWO Edward Tufte Books – Enter Now

It's December 1. 'Tis the season for giving, so guess what - it's time for a FlowingData contest! Jodi has kindly offered two free Edward Tufte books for one lucky…

Neighborhood Boundaries with Flickr Shapefiles

Neighborhood Boundaries by Tom Taylor uses Flickr Shapefiles and Yahoo! Geoplanet "to show you where the world thinks its neighbors are." Yahoo! provides access to the Where on Earth (WOE)…

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 45 million turkeys will be consumed today. I hope you're contributing to the count. Dibs on wing.…

Giveaway: Win a Free Subscription to GOOD Magazine

I subscribed to GOOD Magazine a while back. They describe themselves as the magazine for people who "give a damn." I initially subscribed because of their transparency section - a…

Explore Your Feeds in a Cloud of Posts – RSS Voyage

I'm not exactly sure what I'm seeing here, but Voyage, by Andy Biggs, is an abstract RSS reader that places posts in a 3D cloud. As you click on items,…

Processing 1.0 Released

Processing 1.0 was released yesterday and it "only took 162 attempts." I strongly encourage you to check it out - especially if you've never heard of it. Even if you're…

Visual Guide to the Financial Crisis

If you're like most people, you don't really know what's going on with the economy. You know there's something to do with loans and payments and what not, but not…

Facebook Friend Activity Seen Around the World

Palantir, by Jack Lindamood, Kevin Der, and Dan Weatherford of Facebook, visualizes friend activity on Facebook. The three "hacked" together Palantir at Facebook's recent Hackathon, but I'd never guess that…

US Oil Doesn’t Come From Where You Think it Does

Where do you think the US imports the most oil from? Most of us would probably say somewhere in the Middle East, but Jon Udell does some number crunching and…

Read Your Feeds Like a Newspaper with Tabbloid

Tabbloid is a free service that lets you receive your feeds in newsletter, or rather, tabloid form via email at a set time and frequency (as a PDF file). Above…