Posts from

2010

How people in your area spend money

The personal finance site Mint aggregates spending data from four million users. At the individual level, Mint is useful in that it brings all of…

Opportunities in Government 2.0

Vivek Wadhwa talks government data and the (financial) opportunities ripe for the picking: What is happening with the opening up of government data is nothing…

Visualizing NFL statistics

Sports statistics. Always so many tables. Juice Analytics takes a more visual approach with their interactive: Our NFL stats "spike chart" is an easy way…

Unemployment rates over this past year

I took a look at unemployment rates about a year ago, and I got to wondering if it's changed at all over the past year.…

Iraq War logs released by Wikileaks shed new light

This past Friday, Wikileaks released a second batch of reports on Iraq: At 5pm EST Friday 22nd October 2010 WikiLeaks released the largest classified military…

Join FlowingData fantasy basketball pool

The basketball season is going to start soon (finally). To make the season more interesting, I'm starting a FlowingData fantasy basketball pool, and you're invited.…

How to have an idea

Designer Frank Chimero describes how to have an idea with back-of-the-napkin sketches. "Creative people romanticize mistakes and process. But there is no process if you…

Privacy and the Internet

Simplified. Still a helpful reminder. [buriednexttoyou via WeLoveDataVis]…

Q. What schooling should I take to learn about visualization and data graphics?

A few people have asked me this question just this past week. I usually point them to this thread in the forums. Any other suggestions?…

Find your flight via visual interface

Booking flights became so much easier when it all shifted online, but it hasn't changed in years. You put in your preferred dates and times…

Average age of Congress over time

I don't know about you, but I tend to associate Congress with an older generation. Just how hold are the folks who make up the…

Visualize This: Sexual health data from national survey

It's been a while since I ran one of these, so you must be dying to do some visualizing. For those new around here, Visualize…

Mad Men office floor plan

I've never seen an episode, but if my Twitter stream has taught me anything, it's that many of you will enjoy this floor plan of…

Animated graphic on why you should shut off your work computer

Millions of people leave their work computer on every day, thus wasting lots and lots of energy through the night when no one is there.…

Why Swivel shut down

Robert Kosara asked former Swivel co-founders Brian Mulloy and Dmitry Dimov about their thoughts on why Swivel shut down recently. Only the blog remains. In…

True size of Africa

Online maps that we use for directions use the Mercator projection, and this tends to dictate how we perceive the size of countries and continents.…

Last week in the forums

In case you're on the market for a data sciencey type job, there were a number of them posted to the forums this past week,…

Scrapers dig deep for data on the Web

In their continuation of what online marketers know about you, the Wall Street Journal reports on groups scraping pages and services to reveal identities and…

Evolution of Batman logos

I'm not sure who made the static version above, but here is an equivalently amusing animated version below. The Dark Knight likes to keep things…

Conversation with Obama: track and ask questions on Twitter

President Obama will be answering questions live at a youth town hall today at 4pm EST, with livestreaming on MTV, BET, and CMT. He'll be…