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]
Data tales, revolution, and journalism
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.