A month of swearing in 90 seconds

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

A fun map by Jamie Popkin of Little Earth that animates the use of the F-bomb, C-word, and “regular swear word” over a month. There isn’t much information about where the data comes from, but I’m guessing Twitter. Each circle represents the use of a swear word, and the intensity grows as time passes. Too bad it doesn’t cover the world or the entire United States.

[PottyMouth via @awoodruff]

Favorites

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.

Shifting Incomes for American Jobs

For various occupations, the difference between the person who makes the most and the one who makes the least can be significant.

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 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.