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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Watching Our Twitter World – twittervision Redux

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

Map With All the Common APIs at Once – Mapstraction

For those who want more out of the commonly-used mapping APIs from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, etc, but don't want to get too heavy on the…

Microsoft Excel Can’t Handle Clinton and Obama’s Moola

The Internet has made it easier to donate to presidential campaigns, so much so that the Federal Election Commission has had a hard time keeping…

What Do You Primarily Use to Analyze and/or Visualize Data? [POLL]

In elementary school through high school, I always used Microsoft Excel for my charts and graphs (and use it to clean data every now and…

Discover, Share, Publish, Distribute, and Subscribe to Data With blist

Today, Kevin Merritt, founder and CEO of blist, provides some background on putting data in the hands of mainstream users. blist is not a company…

How to Learn Actionscript (Flash) for Data Visualization

Tips on how to learn this language for online visualization.

Your Notes, Snapshots, and Memories Accessible From Everywhere – Evernote

I just signed up for an EverNote account, which lets you store all of your notes online from all of your devices - tablet, paper,…