Weekend Fodder

Posted to Quicklinks  |  Nathan Yau

How to split up the US – Geographic clusters based on social network connections on Facebook. [thx, przemek]

Rise of the Infogeeks – Lots of graphic designers have taken a liking to information graphics.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) gives augmented reality a go – Point your iPhone at the station and get info on when the next train is coming.

Google Public Data Explorer – Trying to get more mileage out of the Trendalyzer acquisition. [thx, eric]

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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.

Marrying Age

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