Another month, another crazy circular discussion on the chances of answering a question correctly. Thanks again for sharing and tweeting. Always appreciated.
I know most of you have checked out mentally for Labor Day weekend, so here's some fodder to help you through the rest of the work day, as you dream of steak, burgers, and cold beer.
- Price of weed
- Flowchart: Should you argue on the Internet?
- Bikes of San Francisco
- The Sexperience 1000 shows a (statistical) view of what goes on in the bedroom
- Who owns the beer
- Rethinking the food nutrition label
- Statistics PhD wins lottery four times
- Mobile patent lawsuits
- US post offices spreading over time, 1700 to 1900
- People moving
Thanks for a great month and have a nice long weekend.
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.
- Undergraduate grade inflation
- All the countries that the US owes money to
- Flickr and Twitter mapped together - See Something or Say Something?
- Where the aliens are flying their UFOs
- If the world lived in a single city
- World map of useless stereotypes
- How tech companies are interconnected
- Sales receipt redesign
- Visualize This: Published
- Access to education where you live
We're already more than halfway through the year. Time...moving...too...fast. Is there a pause button somewhere? In case you missed them, here are the most popular post from the last month:
- Largest data breaches of all time
- Organizational charts in major tech
- All roads lead to philosophy, on Wikipedia
- Most common iPhone passcodes
- Long-exposure air traffic
- Gender and time comparisons on Twitter
- Flowchart to decide if you should share that pic of your privates
- DataBot mouse makes larger files physically harder to move
- Anatomy of a computer virus explained
- Analysis of passwords in Sony security breach
As usual, thanks for sharing, tweeting, and liking. Every little bit helps FlowingData reach a wider audience.
I wish there was a way to slow down time. Another month whirled by just like that. In case you missed them, here are the most popular posts from the past month. Thanks again for sharing, tweeting, and liking. Every bit helps this little blog of mine reach a larger audience.
- Flash vs. HTML5
- Seven year itch: When do people get married and divorced?
- Plush statistical distribution pillows
- How to map connections with great circles
- Find everywhere you can go in 15 minutes or less
- MacGyver recipe book - All 7 seasons of diversions and mischief
- Geography of hate
- A century of deaths and a lot of fake blood
- Why you shouldn't eat farmed fish - a graphical explanation
- Better Life Index measures well-being across countries
I can't believe it's already May. This year is whizzing by. During these past couple of months, there's been good progress on the book, and we just passed 50k subscribers. Pretty cool. Thank you for spreading the word about FlowingData, sharing on Twitter and Facebook, etc, and passing interesting links my way. I appreciate it.
In case you're new or missed them, here are the most popular posts from the last two months.
- History of the world in 100 seconds, according to Wikipedia
- Are gas prices really that high?
- Entire movies compressed into single barcodes
- Sorting algorithms demonstrated with Hungarian folk dance
- Daily schedule of Benjamin Franklin
- Vincent van Gogh paintings as pie charts
- Gallons of stuff that cost more than gasoline
- Women's dress sizes demystified
- More proportions and cocktails
- Who spends the most years in retirement?
February was a good month. We continue to inch closer towards the 50k-subscriber mark, and traffic-wise we're nearing that coveted 1M pageviews in a single month. It hasn't happened yet, but I think it's going to happen soon, thanks much in part to all of you.
In case you missed these, here are the most popular posts from the past couple of months:
- Hey Jude flowchart
- Map of scientific collaboration between researchers
- What your state is the worst at - United States of shame
- How Starbucks' new Trenta compares to your stomach
- Map of North American English dialects and subdialects
- Where people swear in the United States
- A visual guide to eggs
- Charted guide to fancy drinks
- State of Wikipedia, 10 years later
- Map: United States of surnames
Thanks again for reading and sharing. Every tweet and like helps FD reach a wider audience, so please keep doing it (or doing it more :).
Here are the most popular posts of October, according to combination of views and comments. Thanks again for sharing, linking, and liking. Every little bit helps FlowingData reach a wider audience.
- Privacy and the Internet
- True size of Africa
- Animated graphic on why you should shut off your work computer
- Mad Men office floor plan
- Evolution of Batman logos
- Mobile patent lawsuits
- Eating guide for dim sum virgins
- Visualize This: Sexual health data from national survey
- Where refugees come from
- Famous logos and brands simplified
Another month come and gone, and it was a good one. The FlowingData book is on the way, and we're now 42k strong. Wow. Who woulda thunk it? Not me.
In case you missed them, here are the most popular posts from the month.
- The Muppets name etymology
- Europe geographically stereotyped
- Race and ethnicity mapped by block
- Faith and poverty in the world
- Problem solving flowchart (slightly crass)
- Social life of Foursquare users mapped
- Journalism in the Age of Data
- Where your neighbors commute to and from
- Statistical literacy guides for the basics
- Music listening preferences by gender
Thanks for reading! And thanks for sharing, tweeting, and liking. It really helps us reach a wider audience.
It's been a hectic month. With one month left until my thesis defense, there's no letting up, and it's time to turn on the after burners. It's definitely been interesting though, culling everything I've learned these past five years.
As it turns out, writing for FlowingData is actually a nice break from thesis-writing every now and then, so I've managed to keep things up and running around here. Thanks to everyone who has sent suggestions. You've been a big help. And of course, thanks to all who continue to share FlowingData. Much appreciated.
In case you missed them, or you're new, here are the top posts from this past month.
Thanks again, everyone for sharing FlowingData. It was another good month, and it wouldn't be the same without you. In case you missed them, here are the most popular posts from the past month, based on views, comments, and links.
- Flowchart to lifelong happiness
- History of The Beatles as told by their hair
- How to win Rock-paper-scissors every time
- Periodic table of swearing
- Path to happiness gets complicated and confusing
- Citizen's guide to fancy pants coffee drinks
- Flowchart shows the startup business cycle
- 7 Basic Rules for Making Charts and Graphs
- Who participates online, by age
- How Britain has changed since 1997
And remember - the FlowingData forums is still a great place to get your data questions answered, share tasty links, and post visualization job openings.
Thanks again, everyone for your retweets, likes, and stumbles. Every little bit helps FlowingData reach a wider audience. I still have some stickers left, in case you want to flaunt your data love. Those who already ordered should have gotten or will be getting your stickers soon. I have one batch left to mail out tomorrow.
In case you missed them, here are the most popular posts from June.
- Glasses: the ultimate image changer
- Do Movie Sequels Live Up to Their Originals?
- Imported World Cup players
- Evolution of the World Cup ball
- Meet iPad's competition
- How to beat Mario Brothers 3 in 11 minutes
- History of the United States in a circle
- Interactive World Cup schedule
- Context to underwater depths
- Where Americans are moving
From the Forums
Like I said, I'm in the dissertation city right now, so if you've got a visualization question, I highly suggest post it to the FlowingData forums over emailing me, for the next few months. It's where all the cool people hang out. Here are some goodies from the past month.
Another great month of FlowingData. Thanks, everyone for the retweets, likes, stumbles, etc. Every share helps FD reach a wider audience, so I really appreciate it. For the new readers, or in case you missed them, here are the top posts of May, based on a combination of views, comments, and links:
- What America spends on food and drink
- Dreaming in numbers
- The Boom of Big Infographics
- Data Underload #21: Exit Strategy
- Facebook privacy options untangled
- Most influential people on Twitter - Cosmic 140
- BP tries to mislead you with graphs
- Field guide to fanboys
- Evolution of Facebook privacy policies
- Marge Simpson is Europe in disguise
From the Forums
Got a visualization question or something to share? Post it in the forums. Make sure you register first though.
- Org Chart Alternatives - We didn't come up with any. Got any in mind?
- Graphic on Fight Against Breast Cancer - "Wow, so much wrong just to make it look like a boob. :\" — krees
- Large pile of ranking data for programming languages. - Anyone want to do something fun with it?
- Nokia: Looking for a data visualization specialist - Looking for a BI-related job in New York?
As always, it was an interesting month for FlowingData. Thanks again, everyone for showing your support through retweets, likes, and stumbles.
In case you missed them or are new to FD, here are the top posts from the last month, based on a combination of views and comments. The Walmart map came back to life recently with new data and a feature on CNNMoney.
- Watching the growth of Walmart - now with 100% more Sam's Club
- Data Underload #18 - Sleep Schedule
- Explorations of real-world traffic
- Air traffic rebooted in northern Europe
- Trustworthiness of beards
- Data Underload #17: Famous Movie Quotes, p. 2
- A flowchart to decide what typeface to use
- 100 Pixar characters drawn to scale
- Data Underload #19: First Date vs. Reality TV First Date
- Streamgraph code is available and open source
From the Forums
There's some good stuff in the forums too.
- Example of bad Illustrations - Sometimes graphics make things more confusing.
- Multi-series scatter plots - Looking for a way to make these.
- Creating visualizations - What tools should you use?
- Data Scientists and Engineers for Online Game Data Startup - Looking for a job?
Have a question or something cool to share? Post it in the forums.
In case you missed them, here are the top posts from March, based on a combination of pageviews and comments.
- Data Underload #12 - Famous Movie Quotes
- Challenge: Let's do something with these 3-D pyramids
- Think like a statistician - without the math
- Canada: the country that pees together stays together
- Mapping GitHub - a network of collaborative coders
- Japan, the strange country, in motion graphics
- Powerpoint and dying kittens
- How Genetics Works
- Graphical perception - learn the fundamentals first
- What burger chain reigns supreme?
From the Forums
There's also some good stuff from the FD forums.
- Data Visualization Freelance Job - two-week gig in NYC for heartbeat digital.
- Health information design with geographic skills - another job opening.
- Infographic Designer/Illustrator Needed - noticing a trend here?
- Data analysis on elections and targeting for the DNC
- Minard redesign competition - remake the classic graphic. Win some posters.
It was a good month for FlowingData. We passed the 30k-reader mark, and I think this past month was an all-time high for pageviews. Thanks again. everyone for reading and sharing FlowingData.
I also managed to switch servers (semi-) successfully while updating the FD homepage in the process. Make sure you check that out if you haven't already, and let me know what you think in the comments.
In case you missed them, here are the most popular posts from last month ranked by a combination of views, comments, and trackbacks. I especially enjoyed a lot of the thoughtful discussion that came out of these posts.
- Track Mouse Activity On Your Computer
- How a Giant Shark Took Down an Airplane
- Data Underload #9 - Big Graphic Blueprint
- Where Bars Trump Grocery Stores
- Excessively Labeled Airplane Tells You Where the Big Cheese Sits
- Think like a statistician - without the math
- Road to Recovery - Is the Recovery Act working?
- Data Underload #8 - Unsolicited
- An Easy Way to Make a Treemap
- Challenge: make this graph easier to read
From the Forums
There was also some good stuff going on in the forums with a couple of job postings and some data goodies.
Data Visualization Guru - Energy group EnergyHub is looking for someone who can help visualize their data.
Interactive Data Visualization help needed - So is FrogDesign, but for a smaller project.
Visual Architects Contest - Do you have what it takes to win?
November was another good month. We passed the 25k-subscriber mark for the first time, which to be honest, kind of freaks me out when I think about it, but at the same time it's of course really cool.
Thanks all for spreading the word, and continuing to tweet, email, and bookmark. A big thanks to those who leave comments on FlowingData too. Your contribution makes this place that much better.
In case you missed them, here are the top posts from November based on a combination of pageviews, comments, and links.
Again, FlowingData had another record month in terms of growth, and I cannot thank you all enough for reading and spreading the word. Thank you. We've got quite the community developing here.
In case you missed them, here are the top posts from the past month ranked by a combination of page views, comments, and trackbacks:
- What Visualization Tool/Software Should You Use? - Getting Started
- Highs and Lows of Being a Young Man
- 3 In-depth Views of Flight Delays and Cancellations
- The World of Seinfeld
- Vintage Infographics From the 1930s
- Ben Fry Visualizes the Evolution of Darwin's Ideas
- Stimulus Funding Map is 'Slick as Hell'
- 10 More Infographic Reasons Why You Should Go Green
- A Road Map to Success
- TV Size Over the Past 8 Years
From the Forums
And here's some of the good stuff that's been going on in the forums in no particular order.
- Visualization/analysis tool for SSH/FTP stats - ina.Cirdaye wants your thoughts on his new tool.
- Notable Political Visualizations - How has visualization played a role in making (important) decisions in government?
- Visual Metrics to Inform: Petro-Wealth Importance
- Animated Bar Chart for CO2 emissions
- Sunlight Foundation is Looking for Data Viz Specialist - Work towards a more transparent government.
Do you have a data visualization question or have something data-ish to share? The FlowingData forums is the best place to do it, especially since I (really) suck with email now.
I know a lot of you are new to FlowingData, so here are some of the most popular posts from the past couple of months in case you missed them:
- 27 Visualizations and Infographics to Understand the Financial Crisis
- Little Red Riding Hood, the Animated Infographic Story
- Pixel City: Computer-generated City
- 37 Data-ish Blogs You Should Know About
- Maps of the Seven Deadly Sins
- Legal Drinking Age Around the World
- 17 Ways to Visualize the Twitter Universe
- Web Trends Map from Information Architects, 4th edition
- Visual Representation of Tabular Information - How to Fix the Uncommunicative Table
- AIG Bailout: Where $173 billion Went
One thing you might have noticed about these top posts is that many of the topics were reader-suggested. Thanks to all of those who've sent me pointers via email and del.icio.us. Keep 'em coming. FlowingData would not be the same without you.
FlowingData has seen a lot of new readers in the past couple of weeks, so in case you missed them, here are the top posts of last month.
- 5 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year
- Visual Guide to the Financial Crisis
- Why Do Freeways Come to An Annoying Hault
- Watching the Growth of Walmart Across America, Interactive Edition
- How to Make a Graph in Adobe Illustrator
- Visualizing Twitter as Barack Obama Became 44th President
- 9 Ways to Visualize Consumer Spending
- Watch the Rise of Gasoline Prices
- Heavy Metal Band Names Flow Chart
- Flow Chart Shows You What Chart to Use
The new readers might also want to check out the FlowingData beginner's guide for some of the top stuff since I started this blog.