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An Addiction to Charts and Graphs

Haha, Jason Segel is hilarious. In this episode of How I Met Your Mother Segel's character Marshall has an interesting addiction that I think many…

One Life, One Stacked Area Chart

Ben Fogarty uses a stacked area chart to represent his life. To us outsiders looking in it's not much more than that, but to Ben…

The S&P 500 as a Planetary System

The Stock Ticker Orbital Comparison, or STOC for short, from media student James Grant, uses a planetary system metaphor to display activity with the S&P…

You Are Not Allowed to Read this Book

What would a freshman English class be without Of MIce and Men? No George or Lenny? People in Appomattox, Virginia seem to think it'd be…

The Geography of Job Loss

While on the topic of job loss and unemployment, here's an animated map from Tip Strategies that shows job gains and losses over time. Red…

Mass Layoffs by Industry

As we all know, many people, much more than usual, have lost their jobs during the past few years. Visual Economics shows layoffs and changes…

Trendsmap Shows Twitter Trends Geographically

Twitter shows trending topics, but it's for the entire user base. You can only see what everyone on Twitter is talking about at any given…

Facebook Measures Happiness in Status Updates

As we all know, Facebook lets people update their friends with status updates, and with millions of users, that's a lot of data. Look at…

Google Acquisitions Subway Map

Tack another graphic to the growing list of subway map metaphors. Meet the Boss "maps" Google acquisitions and investments, color-coding tracks by industry. The maroon…

Watch the Giants of Finance Shrink… Then Grow

From Karl Russel and Shan Carter of The New York Times is this animated tree map to show the shrinking, and eventual partial regrowth, in…

Infographic Music Video on the Elements – They Might Be Giants

It's not often you get a Grammy-winning band to play a song for a children's album with an infographic music video on the scientific elements,…

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep – Good Night and Tough Luck

Hilarious as always, Christoph Niemann illustrates in his graphical New York Times op-ed how getting a good night's sleep is easier said than done, especially…

Food Assistance on the Rise

GOOD magazine, in collaboration with Gavin Potenza, takes a look at food assistance over the past several months. Since November 2008, there's been an increase…

Earth Through the Eyes of Astronauts

Bella Gaia, or Beautiful Earth, is a unique view of earth through the eye's of astronauts in an effort to provide some sentiment to our…

2009 MTV VMA Twitter Tracker Live

The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards are on right now (and I'm sure all of you are watching). Check out the live VMA Twitter tracker…

Vintage Infographics From the 1930s

Someone needs to get me a paper copy of Willard Cope Brinton's Graphic Presentation (1939), because it is awesome. Brinton discusses various forms of graphic…

3 In-depth Views of Flight Delays and Cancellations

Have you ever rushed to the airport only to find that your flight was delayed or canceled? In the most recent Data Expo at the…

Stimulus Funding Map is ‘Slick as Hell’

As you know, states have received billions of dollars of federal stimulus funding. But do you know where all the money goes? Stamen Design, in…

10 More Infographic Reasons Why You Should Go Green

In this day and age, we should all be thinking about how we can better conserve the environment, because if we don't, well you know,…

Ben Fry Visualizes the Evolution of Darwin’s Ideas

Ben Fry, well-known for Processing and plenty of other data goodness, announced his most recent piece, On the Origin of Species: The Preservation of Favoured…

A Road Map to Success

May you make it to the top of the mountain of success. I think I'm somewhere around the mountain of lack of preparation. Where are…

Highs and Lows of Being a Young Man

i-am-bored graphs the horrible to awesome of becoming a man. Growing up ain't easy. So who's going to do the highs and lows of being…