Best of FlowingData – June 2011

We’re already more than halfway through the year. Time…moving…too…fast. Is there a pause button somewhere? In case you missed them, here are the most popular post from the last month:

  1. Largest data breaches of all time
  2. Organizational charts in major tech
  3. All roads lead to philosophy, on Wikipedia
  4. Most common iPhone passcodes
  5. Long-exposure air traffic
  6. Gender and time comparisons on Twitter
  7. Flowchart to decide if you should share that pic of your privates
  8. DataBot mouse makes larger files physically harder to move
  9. Anatomy of a computer virus explained
  10. Analysis of passwords in Sony security breach

As usual, thanks for sharing, tweeting, and liking. Every little bit helps FlowingData reach a wider audience.

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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.

Who is Older and Younger than You

Here’s a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.

Think Like a Statistician – Without the Math

I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.