Language in 2016, seen through Google Search Trends

Jan 26, 2017

People go to Google to find information about things, and when new words appear or grow popular in a language, search trends typically reflect the growth. This scrolly and interactive collaboration between the Google News Lab and Polygraph shows you the words that surged the most, their geography, and where they fit in with past words such as “selfie” and “slay.” [Thanks, Jenn]

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The Most Unisex Names in US History

Moving on from the most trendy names in US history, …

Unemployment in America, Mapped Over Time

Watch the regional changes across the country from 1990 to 2016.

Life expectancy changes

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

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.