Infographic satire

Posted to Miscellaneous  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

SMBC pokes fun at big “informational” graphics with a self-referencing graphic that displays 6 reasons why said graphic is useful.

It’s not so much the size as it is the non-information displayed as something worth knowing.

At least one of these things lands in my inbox per day, and it always surprises me. Do people still share these things? I mean, these non-information graphics were popular five years ago, and there was a novelty aspect, but I rarely see them in my feed these days.

See also the big graphic blueprint and a tall infographic.

Favorites

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.

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.

19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.

Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.

Life expectancy changes

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