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Texting volume during World Cup matches

I love how major sporting events can captivate an entire country or region, especially when there's the data to show the collective pulse. We saw…

Education crisis explained in motion graphics

Buck, in collaboration with TakePart and An Inconvenient Truth director, Davis Guggenheim, describe the education crisis in America in motion graphics for upcoming documentary, Waiting…

How to beat Mario Brothers 3 in 11 minutes

I think it took me a few months to beat Super Mario Brothers 3 on Nintendo. Follow the directions in this graphic, and you should…

Free kick mechanics explained

I know next to nothing about soccer (a.k.a. football), but I gotta admit this Brazil vs. Ivory Coast match is more exciting than I thought…

Profitable sweet spot for startups

Gosh, it's so easy. I'm going to be rich. Get the strategic sweet spot and the three ingredients down, and you're set for life.…

Glasses: the ultimate image changer

This is hilarious and uber creative advertising. If I wore glasses, I'd totally buy from these guys. Update: Discovered where this is from. This was…

Meet iPad’s competition

Light on the data, heavy on the aesthetics. Super pretty by Section Design. [via]…

Facebook cultish insignia

When asked to take off his hoodie during D8, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was incredibly reluctant and broke out into a serious sweat. After a…

Evolution of the World Cup ball

With the World Cup in full swing, the New York Times has been rolling out its World Cup-related graphics so you can stay on top…

Physics of oil spills explained

What exactly is going on with all the oil spewing into the Gulf, biologically speaking? MSNBC explains in a series of graphics: The Deepwater Horizon…

History of the United States in a circle

Presidential Costs by Rachel Mercer offers a look at the history of the United States: The outer circle illustrates presidential periods, the governing party, and…

Context to underwater depths

The Deepwater Horizon well is nearly a mile deep in water. It extends 3.5 miles. It's hard to imagine these depths of the ocean though…

Track the 2010 MTV Movie Awards

Excited about the 2010 MTV Movie Awards? Yeah, me neither. But if you want to keep an eye on things while you watch or do…

How little musicians earn online

You've heard about the struggling musician. It's a tough business. How tough is it though? David McCandless of Information is Beautiful, looks at how much…

Charting the radio top 40

BBC Radio 1 takes a shot at displaying the top 40 chart visually in The Love 40. It's actually a lot better than I thought…

How our laws are made

It takes a lot of work for a bill to become a law. It's a complex process that most of us know nothing about, other…

Pulp Fiction timeline

In case you were confused by the Pulp Fiction storyline, dehahs has plotted it out for you. Inspired by Randall Munroe's character timeline, each line…

Facebook privacy options untangled

People are up in arms about Facebook's new privacy policies, partly because some information was forced into public view and partly because there are so…

Field guide to fanboys

PCWorld provides a handy field guide to help you spot fanboys in the wild.

The path to successful infographics

Most people don't know what actually goes into a good infographic. There's a lot more to it than just the design. There's research, analysis, and fact-checking that you have to do long before you open Illustrator. Sarah Slobin, from the Wall Street Journal, explains how to create successful infographics.

Nutritional facts redesigned

Nutrition facts labels are uniform across products, but let's imagine for a second that you could do whatever you want, just as long they showed certain bits of information. FFunction takes a stab at redesigning the standard milk carton under this premise.

Evolution of Facebook privacy policies

There's been a lot of hullabaloo about Facebook's newly installed privacy policies. It started out very closed, to just university students, and has expanded its…