Best of FlowingData – February 2011

February was a good month. We continue to inch closer towards the 50k-subscriber mark, and traffic-wise we’re nearing that coveted 1M pageviews in a single month. It hasn’t happened yet, but I think it’s going to happen soon, thanks much in part to all of you.

In case you missed these, here are the most popular posts from the past couple of months:

  1. Hey Jude flowchart
  2. Map of scientific collaboration between researchers
  3. What your state is the worst at – United States of shame
  4. How Starbucks’ new Trenta compares to your stomach
  5. Map of North American English dialects and subdialects
  6. Where people swear in the United States
  7. A visual guide to eggs
  8. Charted guide to fancy drinks
  9. State of Wikipedia, 10 years later
  10. Map: United States of surnames

Thanks again for reading and sharing. Every tweet and like helps FD reach a wider audience, so please keep doing it (or doing it more :).

Favorites

How We Spend Our Money, a Breakdown

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

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.

Graphical perception – learn the fundamentals first

Before you dive into the advanced stuff – like just about everything in your life – you have to learn the fundamentals before you know when you can break the rules.

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.