Online retailers adjust their prices throughout the day. (related WSJ article – requires subscription) Personally, I’ve always wondered whether retailers give different prices to customers who are signed in or not.
Here’s another example and a good free article/video:
A beautifully executed timeline of the history of the web. But really, why does anyone care when different kinds of html were included in each browser? Does anyone actually find this kind of internet navel gazing to be interesting?
I tend to avoid internet meta infographics, as it is a tad navel gazing for me, and I’m dubious of the metric used here (facebook likes as tracked by the “Trendsetter” platform. But heck, it’s Friday afternoon. Have at it.
I usually ignore internet-meta graphics – I just don’t find navel gazing particularly interesting. In addition I would question the reliability of self-reported gender for most of these sites.
Yep. This pretty much describes my career. Progress is the result of a lazy man finding an easier way of doing things.
I looked at this for several minutes before noticing that they never actually say what they’re measuring on the charts. <sigh> ALWAYS LABEL YOUR AXIS!!!
I thought this was a good example of how to use graphics to clearly differentiate a list of similar items – in this case making a choice between 25 different software apps.
Ok, there’s not much charting going on here, but there is a whole lot of fascinating data on Google ad revenue, as compiled by search marketing company WordStream. It is stunning what companies are paying per click for some of these keywords. In revenge for years of mediocre service (and because it was fun), I just went and searched for “high speed internet deals” then clicked on Comcast’s ad – supposedly costing them >$20. That’ll teach ‘em!
Design wise, this is pretty good. I might have shrunk (or killed) some of the clipart, made the fonts bigger, and tossed in a bar chart at the top instead of those “kind of looks like a chart but isn’t” ribbons – but overall, it works.
An interesting (ok, quick poll: should I stop calling things interesting? I only post stuff I think is interesting – seems a bit redundant, no?) long term look at new technology. At first look, it’s a bit boring and geeky – but the interactive popup descriptions really flesh it out. It would be easy to quibble about where things fall on the timeline, but overall I really enjoyed reading about all the hypothetical tech. Now that we have realized most of the science fiction from the 1900s, it was nice to see that we still have ways to dream and imagine. (via)
Aesthetically this is obviously quite nice. The roll-over data is snappy quick. The color selection is clear and intuitive. But there’s something about these nested arc charts that I just don’t like – they don’t seem like a very good way to illustrate historical data. It was created as a simple example of the Axiis data visualization framework – which offers several other Flex based graphic tools. (Hat tip to Ryan C for sending this along!)
It’s embarrassing how many times I’ve failed to memorize this stuff properly.
A brilliant chart of computer sales. Note the log scale!
There’s also an animated version (but I like the static one better):
Here’s a look at the same data in terms of market share:
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