Best of FlowingData – October 2010

Here are the most popular posts of October, according to combination of views and comments. Thanks again for sharing, linking, and liking. Every little bit helps FlowingData reach a wider audience.

  1. Privacy and the Internet
  2. True size of Africa
  3. Animated graphic on why you should shut off your work computer
  4. Mad Men office floor plan
  5. Evolution of Batman logos
  6. Mobile patent lawsuits
  7. Eating guide for dim sum virgins
  8. Visualize This: Sexual health data from national survey
  9. Where refugees come from
  10. Famous logos and brands simplified

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Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.

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.

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 …

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.