Best of FlowingData – July 2011

With the launch of Visualize This, July was a fun month. On the day of the announcement, the book broke the Amazon overall top 100, which felt crazy to me. Of course, the dust has settled, but it’s still been doing well, and I’ve been happy to hear that so many of you have found it useful. Thanks again.

In case you missed them, here are the most popular posts from this past month, based on a combination of views and comments.

  1. Undergraduate grade inflation
  2. All the countries that the US owes money to
  3. Flickr and Twitter mapped together – See Something or Say Something?
  4. Where the aliens are flying their UFOs
  5. If the world lived in a single city
  6. World map of useless stereotypes
  7. How tech companies are interconnected
  8. Sales receipt redesign
  9. Visualize This: Published
  10. Access to education where you live

Favorites

The Changing American Diet

See what we ate on an average day, for the past several decades.

Pizza Place Geography

Most of the major pizza chains are within a 5-mile radius of where I live, so I have my pick, …

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.

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.