The Facebook Offering: How It Compares

Posted by Kim Rees on May 18, 2012

The New York Times does it again with this succinct look at tech IPOs. It begins with looking at everything through the lens of when Google’s IPO in 2004, which, at the time, was considered huge. The next screen adds Facebook to the mix which dwarfs everything prior. It continues on to show the first day of trading pop and where things landed long term (3 years post-IPO).

It’s a very interesting view of IPOs and could actually be a good financial analysis tool with a few more features.

Favorites

Most popular porn searches, by state

We’ve seen that we can learn from what people search …

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.

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

Jobs Charted by State and Salary

Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.