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News at a Glance with New York Times Article Skimmer

The New York Times homepage has a lot of news to report. While well-organized and well-designed, the Times recognizes that there's still room for improvement as seen in their article…

Open Thread: Is Google Latitude Dangerous?

Google recently released Google Latitude, which is an online application that lets you share your location with online friends: Of course when any application shares where you are at any…

Open Call to Designers: Visualizing Mozilla Community

The Mozilla group is starting to dig into visualization to participation within the active Mozilla community, and they're looking for some input: If you’re a visual designer, data visualization guru,…

Tools You Need to Track Energy Consumption – WattzOn

"Climate change is a global problem. But it's individuals who will create the solution." This is the WattzOn premise.…

Using Visualization to Optimize Adwords: Time Series Visuals vs the Pivot Table

This is a guest post from Elad Israeli and Roni Floman of SiSense, which specializes in easy-to-use business intelligence. Pundits joke that Google Adwords is driving Microsoft Excel sales. Two…

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:…

Magically Reformat Data to Get it How You Need it

One of the more painful parts of analysis or visualization is that you have to get the data in a proper format. Real data almost never comes how you want…

Processing 1.0 Released

Processing 1.0 was released yesterday and it "only took 162 attempts." I strongly encourage you to check it out - especially if you've never heard of it. Even if you're…

Read Your Feeds Like a Newspaper with Tabbloid

Tabbloid is a free service that lets you receive your feeds in newsletter, or rather, tabloid form via email at a set time and frequency (as a PDF file). Above…

672 Obama Headlines – Both Browsable and Readable

Vertigo put together a great collection of 672 Obama headlines using Silverlight's deep zoom capabilities. The cool thing here isn't so much the number of headlines or the mosaic of…

How to Make Your Own Twitter Bot – Python Implementation

Following up on my post last week about using Twitter to track eating and weight, some of you voiced some interest in creating your own Twitter bot. This post covers…

Google Visualization API Opens Up

When Google first launched their visualization API, you could only use data that was in Google spreadsheets, which was pretty limiting. Yesterday, Google opened this up, and you can now…

40 Essential Tools and Resources to Visualize Data

One of the most frequent questions I get is, "What software do you use to visualize data?" A lot of people are excited to play with their data, but don't…

Compare Media Coverage of Presidential Candiates with Everymoment Now

I keep stumbling on rants about how media coverage of presidential candidates is uneven, biased, etc. Everymoment Now provides a way to see what's going on with the election from…

See the World Through SimCity’s Eyes – One Up On OnionMap

Michael comments, "Onionmap is nothing when compared to this Chinese site...They've practically mapped out the entire Shanghai (and quite a few other China cities) in a SimCity-like fashion! Amazing stuff!"…

Mozilla Labs Ubiquity Plugin Makes Mashups Easy

Mashups have been around for a while now, but for the most part have required at least a little bit of web development. Maybe it's a line of javascript or…

Keep Track of Presidential Race from Many Perspectives – perspctv

Keep track of what's getting reported about the presidential race in somewhat realtime with perspctv. It's a nicely done news dasboard that updates on its own showing updates from CNN,…

Tell Stories With Interactive Timelines from Dipity

Timelines, much like calendars, can be used to show changes over time in a straightforward way. When you have a bunch of events that occurred at certain times, mark them…

Many Eyes Adds Wordle to its Extensive Visualization Toolbox

I'm sure you've seen Wordle by now, which puts an artistic spin on the traditional tag cloud. An application by Jonathan Feinberg, Wordle lets you put any text or RSS/atom…

Google Releases Insights for Search – India Likes Data

Google announced Insights for Search yesterday. Think Google Trends but with more information and more useful. Type in some search terms and get the rundown on interest over time based…

New Version of Flare Visualization Toolkit Released

A new version of Flare, the data visualization toolkit for Actionscript (which means it runs in Flash), was just released yesterday with a number of major improvements from the previous…

Watching Our Twitter World – twittervision Redux

See what people are tweeting around the world 24/7. What are you doing right now?