Archive for July, 2011

July 15th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities, Miscellaneous

Is There Alien Life Out There… on Earth? (fun)

Is it you, or me, or him, or her? Who among us are aliens — extraterrestrials, not from this earth. It seems that lots of people believe that aliens walk among us, and that there is a fairly distinct geographic profile to those beliefs. This graphic illustrates not only the percent of males an[...]

July 14th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Humanities, STEM

Internet Penetration Around the World

This is a data set that I have used several times and over a long period of time. The data seems up-to-date and it is striking in the picture that the number paint in terms of the shape and flavor of the Internet world in general. For instance, 44% of Internet citizens are Asian, compared […][...]

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

Do Bad Guys Ever Sleep?

Here is another one of those, “Now why’s that?” infographics. It displays, for several U.S. cities the numbers of crimes committed by time of day. The line graphics present a fairly compelling picture that is quite distinctive by city. One of the more interesting profiles is that o[...]

July 12th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities

Is Napoleon’s March the Greatest Statistical Graphic Ever? (humanities)

Here is another example of how un-new infographics are. Charles Joseph Minard, a 19th century French civil engineer, is noted for his inventions in the field of information graphics. The example illustrated to the right is actually a rather remarkable (if not the best ever infographic), takes severa[...]

July 11th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities, STEM

The Most Common and Dangerous Passwords

We all have passwords now. They are our secrets. They let us in to our digital identities and protect those identities from the abuse of those who do not have our best interests in mind. Here’s an infographic that displays quantitative information about the passwords that people use.  Any sur[...]

July 8th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities, Miscellaneous


Sometimes I have a hard time deciding what might be instructionally valid and what’s just for the fun of it.  This one is fun, but it also gives us a unique view of ourselves — our world. Here’s a note from the creator, Stephen Gray: My newest creation into crowd sourcing this wee[...]

July 7th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

Measuring Digital Traffic from All Devices

ComScore, the Internet marketing research company, recently announced a new set of data they will be monitoring. From their press release: “comScore is excited to announce the availability of Device Essentials to provide critical insight into traffic patterns sourcing from the wide array of device[...]

July 6th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Uncategorized

The Biggest Talent Losers (and Winners)

I have to confess that I am not sure why this infographic fascinates me so much. Perhaps it’s that I have seen all of these companies rise and shift in the ebbing tides of technology and innovation. When I first saw it, I imagined better ways to express this information. But on further examina[...]

July 5th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations, Humanities

Global Flow of Tweets

Please pardon my taking last week off from blogging here.  I was attending and working the International Society for Technology in Education conference in Philadelphia.  I suppose many of the readers of this blog were also attending that conference.  In fact several people thanked me for IGAD, wh[...]

July 4th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities

Women on the Front Lines

Today is the 4th of July, a celebration in my country independence. For today’s infographic, we’re looking at a colloration between and Column Five Media. Click the graphic link below to learn how women have been a part of Americas too-many military adventures. Original Blog Post[...]