Weekend Fodder: Valentine’s Geekery

Posted to Quicklinks  |  Nathan Yau

Tales around the Web for everyone’s favorite holiday.

Obligatory Valentine’s Day map – Aww, how sweet. Indiemapper sends its love in what else, map form, and even accompanied by the proper equations.

Science Valentine – Stick man of xkcd writes a valentine with just the data. This is what happens when you only let your brain lead. As they say, lead with your heart… and you won’t end up a boring sack of facts who no one likes. [thanks, all]

Love on the (Facebook) wall – It’s the greatest love story of all time. Woman gets divorced. Old friend comments on her wall. Comment turns to chat, chat turns to text, and text turns to phone call. Man proposes to woman via comic.

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Most popular porn searches, by state

We’ve seen that we can learn from what people search for, through the eyes of Google suggestions: state stereotypes, national …

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.

Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.