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Geography of government benefits

I missed this one a while back, but The New York Times had a look at the growth of government benefit programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, in…

Growing urban populations

In this simple interactive animation by Periscopic, in partnership with UNICEF, we see the changes in urban population from 1950 up to present, through projections for 2050. Circle size represents…

Really old maps online

Maps have been around for a long time, but you might not know it looking online. It can be hard to find them. Old Maps Online, a project by The…

Slicing Obama’s 2013 budget proposal four ways

With Obama's recent budget for next year proposed, Shan Carter et. al of The New York Times let you explore the plan in their new interactive. It provides four distinct…

Interactive and animated word cloud

For those who die a little inside every time they see a word cloud: shield your eyes. For the less dramatic, Jason Davies, in his latest D3 bucket-o-fun, created an…

Weave for visualization development

Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment, or Weave for short, is open source software intended for flexible visualization. Weave (BETA 1.0) is a new web-based visualization platform designed to enable visualization…

Compare presidential candidate fundraising

Presidential candidates have raised $186 million up to now, according to the Federal Election Commission. The New York Times lets you compare the amounts raised by each candidate, over time…

Mapping the drug wars in Mexico

Diego Valle-Jones maps homicides and trafficking routes in Mexico. To unclutter the map and following the lead of the paper Trafficking Networks and the Mexican Drug War by Melissa Dell,…

In perspective: One hour of video uploaded to YouTube per second

YouTube surpassed the one hour of video uploaded per second threshold recently. To put that rate into perspective, they launched a fun illustration-based site, One Hour Per Second. Big team…

SOPA opposition surges

ProPublica has been tracking members of Congress who oppose and support SOPA. You can view by party and chamber, and you can even sort by campaign contributions from movie, music,…

Build Interactive Area Charts with Filters

When you have several time series over many categories, it can be useful to show them separately rather than put it all in one graph. This is one way to do it interactively with categorical filters.

Bach Cello Suites visualized

As a resident at Eyebeam, Alexander Chen visualizes the first Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suites: Using the mathematics behind string length and pitch, it came from a simple idea: what…

Rise and fall of riot rumors on Twitter

During the riots in London this past summer, a lot of information spread quickly about what was going on. Some of that information was true and some was not so…

US road fatalities mapped, 9 years

For The Guardian, ITO World maps about 370,000 road-related deaths from 2001 through 2009, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association. The map is kind of rough around the…

What topics science lovers link to the most

Hilary Mason, chief scientist at bitly, examined links to 600 science pages and the pages that those people visited next: The results revealed which subjects were strongly and weakly associated.…

Who owes what to whom in Europe

As the Eurozone crisis develops, the BBC News has a look at what country owes what to whom: Europe is struggling to find a way out of the eurozone crisis…

Public opinion of the Occupy movement

To get a gauge of public opinion and the Occupy movement, The New York Times asked readers what they they thought, placing their comments on a two-axis grid ranging from…

American migration map

Overhauling his migration map from last year, Jon Bruner uses five year's worth of IRS data to map county migration in America: Each move had its own motivations, but in…

Politilines shows what candidates talk about during debates

If you don't watch the candidate debates — and let's face it, that's just about everyone — you pretty much miss everything, except for stuff like Rick Perry forgetting agency…

7 billion people in the world: past, present and future

According to estimates from the United Nations Population Division, there are now over seven billion people in the world. That's enough people to fill, like, an entire room. Yeah. Visualization…

Google+ Ripples show influence and how posts are shared

Posts and links get shared over and over again, but we usually don't know how. We get counts, but who shares what and how far do does a link reach?…

Visualizing Yahoo email in real-time

Hundreds of thousands of emails are sent every second, and yet, you wouldn't really know it because there aren't public-facing streams like that of Twitter. Outside your own inbox, how…