Archive for May, 2011

May 31st, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

Historical Browser Statistics

I’m not sure exactly who would be interested in learning about the history of the browser wars, but what interested me about this visualization was it’s layout and the interactive aspects of the tool. This is, essentially, an example of the Axiis data visualization framework, an open sou[...]

May 30th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities, STEM

The Snap of a Finger

I found this graphic while looking for this one on Flickr.  The graphic to the right is actually the type of thing that one might have found in a text book years ago.  The one below probably reflects the increased access more of us have to advanced graphic tools — but it says pretty much [&h[...]

May 27th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

The Demographics of Social Media

  I’ve complained a few times about the preponderance of infographics about social media.  But that doesn’t mean that we can’t have fun with them. Yesterday I shared some statistics from All Facebook.  Here is an infographic from Advertizing Age that fairly effectively illus[...]

May 26th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Humanities

Detailed Facebook Demographics

Here is a small data set that shows the percentage of Facebook members by age and gender.  At a glance, I am a bit surprised by the numbers at the lower or older end of the list.  They aren’t high, relatively, but higher than I might expect.   This data comes from ad platfo[...]

May 25th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

Social media & digital in Asia… (

Edelman produced this graphic that illustrates the degree to which countries in Asia and Oceania are using the Internet, especially for social media. The Asian Correspondent blog post that brought this graphic to my attention questions the data source, The data used to compile the statistics is take[...]

May 24th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

Global Distribution of Wikipedia Edits

I learned about this one from Tech Blog, the WikiMedia Foundation blog.  Wikimedia is the group behind Wikipedia and this interesting visualizatioin shows a map of the world and for a given day and a given time, it traces through where edits were made from second by second.  It is fast motioned by[...]

May 23rd, 2011 - 1:01 am § in featured, Humanities, STEM

Energy in an Hour

What sorts of ways might your students figure out to decrease energy usage in their homes?  ..or in your school? From the Clean Technica blog entry… Ever wonder how much energy is used by your different major appliances or electronics? Or how much energy all such appliances and electronics in[...]

May 20th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Miscellaneous

Are We Overwhelmed By Too Many… (

If you do not know what a “Social Ask” is, ask your students to talk about it. Maybe ask them how many “likes” they have clicked in the past week and make an infographic. When it comes to building a social media presence, there’s one strategy that seems to be universal[...]

May 19th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources

Q1 Online Retail Spending Up 12 Percent To $38 Billion (statistics)

Here’s some encouraging data for the economic that might make some tasty infographic fodder. ComScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released its Q1 2011 U.S. retail e-commerce sales estimates, which showed that online retail spending reached $38.0 billion[...]

May 18th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in STEM

The End Is Nigh — For Computers, at Least

This is a fascinating infographic that portrays the history of computer from 1958 to some point in the not too distant future. That’s right, the future history of computers based on the continuation of Moores Law and various technologies (bio) that will likely enable to continuation of “[...]