Best of FlowingData – October 2010

Here are the most popular posts of October, according to combination of views and comments. Thanks again for sharing, linking, and liking. Every little bit helps FlowingData reach a wider audience.

  1. Privacy and the Internet
  2. True size of Africa
  3. Animated graphic on why you should shut off your work computer
  4. Mad Men office floor plan
  5. Evolution of Batman logos
  6. Mobile patent lawsuits
  7. Eating guide for dim sum virgins
  8. Visualize This: Sexual health data from national survey
  9. Where refugees come from
  10. Famous logos and brands simplified

Favorites

Visualizing the Uncertainty in Data

Data is an abstraction, and it’s impossible to encapsulate everything it represents in real life. So there is uncertainty. Here are ways to visualize the uncertainty.

Divorce and Occupation

Some jobs tend towards higher divorce rates. Some towards lower. Salary also probably plays a role.

Causes of Death

There are many ways to die. Cancer. Infection. Mental. External. This is how different groups of people died over the past 10 years, visualized by age.

One Dataset, Visualized 25 Ways

“Let the data speak” they say. But what happens when the data rambles on and on?