Top FlowingData Posts for 2008

Posted to Miscellaneous  |  Nathan Yau

It’s hard to believe that another year has come and gone, but as I looked back on the FlowingData archives, it feels like ages since I wrote up some of these posts. I give you the most popular posts of 2008:

  1. 17 Ways to Visualize the Twitter Universe
  2. Winner of the Personal Visualization Project is…
  3. Watching the Growth of Walmart Across America, Interactive Edition
  4. 21 Ways to Visualize and Explore Your Email Inbox
  5. 12 Cool Visualizations to Explore Books
  6. Showing the Obama-Clinton Divide in Decision Tree Infographic
  7. 10 Largest Data Breaches Since 2000 – Millions Affected
  8. 23 Personal Tools to Learn More About Yourself
  9. Watch the Rise of Gasoline Retail Prices, 1993 – 2008
  10. 40 Essential Tools and Resources to Visualize Data

Thank You

At the beginning of this year, on January 1, 2008, FlowingData had 126 subscribers. Compare that to the now… wow. Thanks again for sharing FlowingData, everyone. Thank you for the comments, the suggestions, contest entries, and forum topics. FlowingData is what it is because of its readers. Lastly, thank you to the FlowingData sponsors – , , and – who help me keep up with FlowingData’s growth.

Here’s to an exciting 2009.

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Reviving the Statistical Atlas of the United States with New Data

Due to budget cuts, there is no plan for an updated atlas. So I recreated the original 1870 Atlas using today’s publicly available data.

19 Maps That Will Blow Your Mind and Change the Way You See the World. Top All-time. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Watch.

Many lists of maps promise to change the way you see the world, but this one actually does.

Famous Movie Quotes as Charts

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