Best of FlowingData – May 2010

Another great month of FlowingData. Thanks, everyone for the retweets, likes, stumbles, etc. Every share helps FD reach a wider audience, so I really appreciate it. For the new readers, or in case you missed them, here are the top posts of May, based on a combination of views, comments, and links:

  1. What America spends on food and drink
  2. Dreaming in numbers
  3. The Boom of Big Infographics
  4. Data Underload #21: Exit Strategy
  5. Facebook privacy options untangled
  6. Most influential people on Twitter – Cosmic 140
  7. BP tries to mislead you with graphs
  8. Field guide to fanboys
  9. Evolution of Facebook privacy policies
  10. Marge Simpson is Europe in disguise

From the Forums

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Favorites

This is an American Workday, By Occupation

I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work.

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.

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.

Shifting Incomes for American Jobs

For various occupations, the difference between the person who makes the most and the one who makes the least can be significant.