A friend posts that they are pregnant, what should your comment be?
Daniel Huffman filtered 1.5 million tweets from March and April 2010 and mapped the rate of profanity across America. (via; note: the link below is to a 12mb pdf file)
It’s surprising to me how often the organizations who create the data are so rarely the ones who take the time to visualize it properly <cough! US Government Cough!>. However in the below example TV habit watchdog nielsen has done a fine job of summing up the television and mobile phone markets. (via)
A very cool look at the cost and popularity of gadgets since the 1980s – covering phones, computers, TV, video, and audio. You can clearly see the “digital revolution” start around 2000, killing off earlier technologies; it’s also interesting to see the cost of any gizmo fall over time (the circles get smaller). By Alicia Parlapiano for the Washington post. (related article)
I usually try to avoid Facebook/Twitter infographics because 1) there are too damn many of them; 2) they don’t convey much information; and 3) most of them are badly designed. The one below manages to convey some very interesting comparative information, but I can’t help but think it could be better. Perhaps separating out each indicator so they can be compared side by side instead of constantly jumping back and forth between the two circles? Is this a good example of how graphic designers have to choose between aesthetics and ease of use? Anyone want to take a crack at a do-over?
Forget all those “TOP TEN” lists, this pretty much sums up 2010 for me. (via)
I suppose we should prepare ourselves for the inevitable deluge of “end of decade” infographics. The below are from Time Magazine (which also has already compiled 40+ 2010 top ten lists – ick.)
You may have heard that Gawker (home of Gizmodo, Lifehacker, and other terrific blogs) had its user database hacked and posted online. The WSJ used that data to take a look at people’s revealed password stupidity.
Facebook engineering intern Paul Butler mapped out a global network of 10 million friendships. Some interesting things about the image: there aren’t any country outlines on the map – the countries “appear” as drawn by the network lines themselves; China, Russia, and Brazil are barely visible because they are dominated by non-Facebook social networks
A pretty annotated timeline. Not much new here, and it seems a bit redundant to put the date on every cell, considering that they’re organized by column. (via)
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