Data tales, revolution, and journalism

May 20, 2011

On the Media’s episode last week was on data, namely personal data collection, journalism, and two cautionary tales. I haven’t listened to it yet, but I have a feeling it’s going to be a good listen. Part one on personal data embedded below to kick things off. [via]

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Life expectancy changes

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

Graphical perception – learn the fundamentals first

Before you dive into the advanced stuff – like just about everything in your life – you have to learn the fundamentals before you know when you can break the rules.

Jobs Charted by State and Salary

Jobs and pay can vary a lot depending on where you live, based on 2013 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here’s an interactive to look.

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.