Best of FlowingData – June 2010

Thanks again, everyone for your retweets, likes, and stumbles. Every little bit helps FlowingData reach a wider audience. I still have some stickers left, in case you want to flaunt your data love. Those who already ordered should have gotten or will be getting your stickers soon. I have one batch left to mail out tomorrow.

In case you missed them, here are the most popular posts from June.

  1. Glasses: the ultimate image changer
  2. Do Movie Sequels Live Up to Their Originals?
  3. Imported World Cup players
  4. Evolution of the World Cup ball
  5. Meet iPad’s competition
  6. How to beat Mario Brothers 3 in 11 minutes
  7. History of the United States in a circle
  8. Interactive World Cup schedule
  9. Context to underwater depths
  10. Where Americans are moving

From the Forums

Like I said, I’m in the dissertation city right now, so if you’ve got a visualization question, I highly suggest post it to the FlowingData forums over emailing me, for the next few months. It’s where all the cool people hang out. Here are some goodies from the past month.

Favorites

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.

Interactive: When Do Americans Leave For Work?

We don’t all start our work days at the same time, despite what morning rush hour might have you think.

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.