Infographic satire

Posted to Miscellaneous  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

SMBC pokes fun at big “informational” graphics with a self-referencing graphic that displays 6 reasons why said graphic is useful.

It’s not so much the size as it is the non-information displayed as something worth knowing.

At least one of these things lands in my inbox per day, and it always surprises me. Do people still share these things? I mean, these non-information graphics were popular five years ago, and there was a novelty aspect, but I rarely see them in my feed these days.

See also the big graphic blueprint and a tall infographic.

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The Changing American Diet

See what we ate on an average day, for the past several decades.

Life expectancy changes

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

Who is Older and Younger than You

Here’s a chart to show you how long you have until you start to feel your age.

Think Like a Statistician – Without the Math

I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.