Archive for June, 2011

June 22nd, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities, STEM

U.S. Education vs. The World

This is one of those deep, rich, shame-on-us infographics comparing us (the United States) to the world — or visa versa. Quite frankly, I do not see that much to be ashamed of, as a U.S. citizen. There’s not reason why we should be number one, and I have yet to be convinced that high [&h[...]

June 21st, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities

Goodbye to Drama

This infographic, from Very Small Array, who analyzes movie industry data, shows a timeline, so to speak, of the prominance of film genres since 1926. Getting the data from yearly top grossing films and Best Picture Acaqdemy Award Nominees, both listed in Wikipedia, and Movie genres list at allmovie[...]

June 20th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities, STEM

In 60 Seconds

It truly is astounding the amount of trafic that flows through the world wide web, and most recently (with the advent of Web 2.0), how much of that traffic originates with us. From Go-Global, this infographic takes a typical 60 seconds of life on the Internet and measure the amount of traffic by ser[...]

June 17th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities, Miscellaneous

Women in social media

Over the years that I have been involved technology, one of the ongoing arguments has been over the gender gap between boys and girls and their techie toys. Here is an infographic that illustrates where women stand on social media. Until recently, I never really thought about the differences between[...]

June 16th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources

Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-Being

I recently attended a conference where the keynote speaker said one of the biggest factors for determining our quality of life in the future is demographics — who we are and where we live and where we will be living.  From Aging Stats ( is a report and background dataset on eld[...]

June 15th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

Come scrivere un blog post | infographic | TP-blog

A few of you are old enough to remember when a fat person was an oddity. Am I wrong? It’s what I remember from my childhood. I also remember that we didn’t have fast food and didn’t by loads of chips and other corn syrup infested goodies. So here’s an infographic from online [...]

June 14th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

Snake Oil version 2

A few weeks ago I featured another interactive visualizer called Snake Oil. It enables you to compare different medications, both pharmaceutical and natural based on research. This is an updated version of the tool. According the the blog entry: We’ve revised the data from top to bottom. That incl[...]

June 13th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in featured, Humanities

A Better Life Index

  This is one of the most interesting data visuals I’ve seen in a while.  It’s a an interactive tool, made by OECD called Better Life.  It ranks nations based on a variety of criteria, including: housing, income jobs, community, education environment, and more.  What’s cool[...]

June 10th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Miscellaneous

The Most Hipster State In The US

This one’s for the fun of it.  What is a hipster?  What is a posier?  Who cares.  Well it seems that Minnesotans care.  This infographic ranks the states of the U.S. by the number or portion of their citizens who search hipster the word on the Internet. Site: Graphic:[...]

June 9th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations

Open Data

Last weekend, I attended and participated in something called CityCamp for the city of Raleigh, North Carolina.  It was about government 2.0, or what can happen with our civic experience when government makes data openly available to us. Today, rather than providing a data source, I thought I would[...]