Posts from

2008

New York Times Rolls Out Campaign Finance API

The New York Times announced the opening of their Developer Network a couple of days ago. It's their "API clearinghouse and community." It might seem…

United States Poverty Rates From 1980 to 2007

Thousands of bloggers are taking the time to discuss a single topic today - poverty. As we sit in our cozy homes, go out to…

Visualizing YouTube, Blogs, Twitter, Flickr, People…

From the guys who brought you 6pli and other like-minded network visualization tools, Bestiario takes 6pli to the next level. 6pli lets users explore their…

Browse Political Bias on Memeorandum – Greasemonkey Script

Memeorandum shows up-to-date posts from leading political bloggers, and it is well-known that political bloggers are often very partisan. It's not always obvious to new…

Great Data Visualization Tells a Great Story

Think of all the popular data visualization pieces out there - the ones that you always hear in lectures, read about in blogs, and the…

Daily Design Workout – DONE by Jonas Buntenbruch

DONE is a sketching project by Jonas Buntenbruch. He takes 30-60 minutes per day and puts his design skills to work. He began at the…

Commercial Air Traffic Seen Around the World

This computer simulation (video below) by Zhaw shows worldwide commercial flights over a 24-hour period. It's been making the blog rounds lately. Watch as flights…

May the Tallest and Fattest Win the Presidency

OPEN N.Y. put together an amusing (and informative) graphic for a New York Times op-chart. It shows the height and weight of presidential candidates dating…

Best of FlowingData: September 2008

September was another good month for FlowingData. We surpassed 5,000 subscribers for the first time - 5,139 to be more precise - and saw more…

Highlights from Wired NextFest in Chicago

I was in Chicago last week for Wired NextFest – it was impressive, beautiful, engaging, and imaginative. While I had fun presenting some of my…

Thank You to FlowingData Sponsors

It's been something like a year and a half now since I started FlowingData. It has grown quite a bit since I was talking only…

Sketching Around Personal Brand Tracking

This is a guest post by Miguel Jiménez, a user experience and interaction designer based in Madrid. There's a lot of noise today around Personal…

Maps for Advocacy – Beginner’s Guide to Mapping

In a follow up to Visualizing Information for Advocacy, the Tactical Technology Collective recently announced Maps for Advocacy: An Introduction to Geographical Mapping Techniques. The…

We Don’t Know Jack About the World – Alisa Miller TED Talk

Alisa Miller, President and CEO of Public Radio International, enlightens us on how little U.S. news coverage there is on the rest of the world.…

3 Applications that Tap Into the Wisdom of Crowds

James Surowiecki writes in The Wisdom of Crowds that the group is smarter than the individual (under four conditions). Essentially, the premise is that if…

If You Could Track Anything, What Would You Track?

It's about time we had a FlowingData open thread. We've seen that there are plenty of tools to monitor different aspects of our lives, but…

Caption Contest Winner is…

While we're on the subject of contests, lets not forget the epic battle for best caption. Thank you to everyone who participated. All the entries…

Winners of NSF Visualization Challenge 2008 Announced

Remember the NSF visualization challenge announced at the beginning of this year? Nine months have come and gone, and the winners (and several honorable mentions),…

Doodle Your Way Through the News – DoodleBuzz

I feel like I've been seeing and writing a lot about artistic visualization lately. Maybe it's because summer's ending and all the designers are finishing…

Have You Registered to Vote Yet?

PhD Comics has grown to be my favorite comic of the moment. It's unbelievable how much I relate to all of it. I am not…