Weekend Fodder – Death and Taxes

Posted to Quicklinks  |  Nathan Yau

Death and Taxes: 2011 poster – Jess’ annual look at government spending has hit the shelves. Use the code ‘flowingdata’ at checkout for buy one, get one free.

2 Girls, 1 Cup reactions analysis – Paul Shen tracks the sound and movement of people’s reaction to the horrible video. The collage at the end is the best part. [via]

Fernanda Viégas is an influential woman – As if you needed another reason to contract Flowing Media for your visualization needs. [via]

China’s investments in foreign companies – An animated map of investments from 2005 to 2009. Kind of rough around the edges, but Interesting.

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How You Will Die

So far we’ve seen when you will die and how other people tend to die. Now let’s put the two together to see how and when you will die, given your sex, race, and age.

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011

I almost didn’t make a best-of list this year, but as I clicked through the year’s post, it was hard …

Life expectancy changes

The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.

Watching the growth of Walmart – now with 100% more Sam’s Club

The ever so popular Walmart growth map gets an update, and yes, it still looks like a wildfire. Sam’s Club follows soon after, although not nearly as vigorously.