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


Divorce Rates for Different Groups

We know when people usually get married. We know who never marries. Finally, it’s time to look at the other side: divorce and remarriage.

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.

Divorce and Occupation

Some jobs tend towards higher divorce rates. Some towards lower. Salary also probably plays a role.

Marrying Age

People get married at various ages, but there are definite trends that vary across demographic groups. What do these trends look like?