Weekend Fodder

Posted to Quicklinks  |  Nathan Yau

Snake oil? Scientific evidence for health supplements – Some work as advertised. Others are just a waste of money.

Cell phones show human movement predictable 93% of the time – Is this really all that surprising? Work, school, home. Rinse and repeat.

America’s Wealthiest Religions – A Good Magazine transparency. Probably didn’t need to be circular.

Measuring Tweets – Twitter is now handling 50 million tweets per day i.e. 600 tweets per second.

Favorites

10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2015

These are my picks for the best of 2015. As usual, they could easily appear in a different order on a different day, and there are projects not on the list that were also excellent.

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.

How We Spend Our Money, a Breakdown

We know spending changes when you have more money. Here’s by how much.