Projects

Results of a restless mind late at night.

your.flowingdata Gets an Upgrade + Free iPhone App

It’s been fun to see your.flowingdata evolve the past few weeks, and it’s good to see so many of you making use of it. Thanks for all the useful feedback…

your.flowingdata Update: Share Data and Set Reminders

It’s been about three weeks since I announced the new version of your.flowingdata (YFD), and I’m pleased with how things have progressed. We’ve seen over 21,000 data points tweeted by…

Collect Data About Yourself with Twitter – your.flowingdata is Live

your.flowingdata (YFD), a Twitter application that lets you collect data about yourself, is now LIVE! I feel like I’ve been working on this project forever, but it’s finally at a…

Sneak Peek: New Version of your.flowingdata Coming Soon

The brand new version of your.flowingdata (YFD) is coming soon, and of course, as a FlowingData reader, you get the first peak. Newer readers might not know what I’m talking…

FlowingPrints: Posterizing the World’s Data, Plus FlowingData Newsletter

For the longest time I’ve been obsessed with data visualization and infographics in print, specifically posters. Visualization on the Web is great, but there’s a limitation with screen real estate,…

your.flowingdata: Collect Data About Yourself via Twitter

As many of you know, I’ve been working on a project that lets you collect data about yourself via direct messages on Twitter. It’s called your.flowingdata (YFD). It started with…

Progress: A Graphical Report on the State of the World

You might recall that the United Nations Statistics Division launched UNdata about one week short of a year ago, which was an improvement on the previous United Nations Commons Database.…

Mapping and Animating Growth of Target Across United States

After I produced a map that shows the growth of Walmart, there were tons of comments that were along the lines of, “I would love to see this for insert…

Visualizing Twitter as Barack Obama Became the 44th President

On Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 12pm, Barack Obama officially became the 44th president of the United States of America. As we all watched Obama being sworn in front of…

Discover Your Future for 2009 – CookieSays Fortunes

First off, happy new year! I’m back from my short hiatus from blogging and school. I trust everyone had a good holiday week. I saw a couple of good movies:…

Understand Your Behaviors with Twitter – Testers Needed

I started tracking what I eat and my weight using Twitter in an effort to shed 10 pounds and consume less. It’s already been (a really fast) two months since…

Tracking Weight and What You Eat with Twitter

I’m sure this will come as no surprise to all of you, but personal data collection fascinates me. I love playing with data and when it’s about me, all the…

Code For Walmart Growth Visualization Now Available

It took me three months to do it, but the code to visualize the growth of Walmart is now available under a BSD license (that means free and open like…

United States Poverty Rates From 1980 to 2007

Thousands of bloggers are taking the time to discuss a single topic today – poverty. As we sit in our cozy homes, go out to eat, watch movies, or simply…

How to Create a Real-Time Web Traffic Map for Your Site

I just released Visitr. Now you can create a real-time web traffic visualization for your own site or blog.