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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.

Data Underload #16 – What’s that smell?

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.…

Data Underload #15 – Life Simile

You never know what you gonna get. Life is also known to be like: a box of crayons, a park, a taxi, the surf, falling in love, a bowl of…

Data Underload #14 – Popeil Pitch

As corny as the Ronco infomercials are, you can't help but stop and watch late at night. It's all about the "set it, and forget it" showtime rotisserie. Here's to…

Data Underload #13 – Corned Beef Recipe

For as far back as I can remember, I've always had corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick's Day, or at least on the week of.

World Progress Report is available – plus free College High

In case you missed your chance last time, I've got some good news for you.

Data Underload #12 – Famous Movie Quotes

Here's looking at you, data point.

Data Underload #11 – American Hockey

American interest in hockey went from practically zero to near Canadian status.

Data Underload #10 – Daily Crossword

Working towards the ultimate Sunday crossword.

Data Underload #9 – Big Graphic Blueprint

Go big or go home.

Data Underload #8 – Unsolicited

A few months back, the Caltrans Performance Measurement System (PeMS) opened up a brand spanking new forum where people could discuss how they used the group's traffic data. They created…

Data Underload #7 – No Worries

Your age versus how much you worry.

Data Underload #6 – Bed Head

Your hair distribution in the morning, based on how you slept the previous night.

Data Underload #5 – The Portfolio

Lazy Bob called himself an information designer, but everyone else knew the truth.

Graphical World Progress Report – Now Available

Get a beautiful print that makes sense of millions of UNdata records. All proceeds go towards relief efforts in Haiti.

Data Underload #4 – Little Things

Your age versus how easy it is to amuse you.

Graphical World Progress Report – A Sneak Peek

FYI: A new edition on the current state of the world is coming soon from FlowingPrints. Join the mailing list to be first to know when it's available. I'm only…

Data Underload #3 – The Resolution Cycle

Late at night, the new year's resolution longed for a straight line.

Data Underload #2

Merry Christmas, Bedford Falls! Merry Christmas you old Savings and Loan!

Data Underload #1

Listening to music is overrated.

Past 25 Years of Consumer Spending

How has consumer spending changed over the past 25 years? Do we spend more on some things and spend less on other than we did in the early 80s? In…

The Dumbest City in America

Ever since my hometown Fresno, California was ranked the dumbest city in America (albeit, with a flawed ranking system), the first FlowingPrints series, on the state of education, has taken…

Make Your Walls Way Cooler With Data

Like I said, data graphics that aren't interactive are a lot better in print. I'm not sure what it is exactly but it's the same feeling as holding a physical…

How Long People Live in America

In this graphic, we take a look at some data on how long you're expected to live. Live in Hawaii and you just might live a little longer. Hawaii has…

TV Size Over the Past 8 Years

Apparently the average television size is going to be 60 inches by 2015. Do we really need that much television? I mean, come on. I used to watch my mom's…

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,…