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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Life expectancy changes

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

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.

Divorce Rates for Different Groups

We know when people usually get married. We know who never marries. Finally, it’s time to look at the other side: divorce and remarriage.

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here’s a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the clock.