Archive for September, 2011

September 16th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities, STEM

Facebook is Asia's 4th Largest Nation

I usually steer clear of all of the infographics about social media. But this one struck me as important. We know about the flattening world, globalization, the century of China, etc. But to come even close to understanding it, you have to be there. Standing in Shanghai, seeing that sea of skyscrape[...]

September 15th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Humanities, Miscellaneous, Uncategorized

What is a College Degree Worth?

This is from the U.S. Census Bureau, a blog called Random Samplings.  It seeks to answer the questions, “How likely am I to be employed and how much money will I make, if I get a degree.  The two graphs are a result of the “Education and Synthetic Work-Life Earnings Estimates” re[...]

September 14th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities, ready, STEM, Uncategorized

How Do We Get More Students Interested in Math, Science & Tech Careers?

Text from the graphic is probably the best way to introduce this graphic. The U.S. will have more than 1.2 million job openings in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related occupations by 2018. These include scientists, doctors, software developers and engineers. Yet, there will be a [...]

September 13th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations, Humanities, Miscellaneous, ready, Uncategorized

Five years of Kiva lending and borrowing

This is one of the coolest video graphics I’ve seen in a long time. I’m probably a sucker for time progressive videos and that it tracks the progress of one of the most interesting and potent ideas on the Internet, Kiva, certainly doesn’t hurt. This is global economics of the heart[...]

September 12th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities, Miscellaneous, ready

Visualizing the Local Impact of Unemployment & Recovery

I guess that what impressed me most about this graphic was how fast it was published. The president’s speech was delivered on the 8th and I learned about the graphic (from Development Seed) the next day via ReadWriteWeb.  But that’s what happens when the data is there and the tools that[...]

September 9th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Miscellaneous

Discover Your Twitter Character on (fun)

So this is one of the beginning offerings of the much anticipated web-based visualization service. there was much posturing of this service, the actually launch of which left much to be desired, in my opinion, but still much to be anticipated. Here, for fun, is a tool that you can use to c[...]

September 8th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Humanities, STEM

Majority See U.S. Leadership in Space as Essential

This is one of those very simple statements coming from a fairly simple set of data, based on a simple question — that uncovers what should be a quite complex, interesting, and important story. The question of whether the U.S. should maintain its leadership in space, 58% of respondents said ye[...]

September 7th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities

Left vs Right v1.5

Information is Beautiful author, David McCandless, posted what was apparently a provocative infographic in 2009, comparing the left and the right in the U.S. Congress. He has.. ..finally updated this image after lengthy (and sometimes heated) discussion with right wingers. The goal was to smooth out[...]

September 6th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities

Declining Confidence in America's Public Schools

OK, I do have mixed feelings about opening the school year with a downer. But let’s face it. It isn’t a good time to be a teacher, what should be the most exciting and rewarding job on the planet. Consequently, and here’s the point, it isn’t a good time to be a student either[...]

September 5th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities, Miscellaneous

The Overworked American

It’s Labor Day and I felt that it was important to point you to an infographic related to labor in America.  The image to the right was a bit difficult to find.  There’s another one out there, that, though it is quite informative and apparently well sourced, it is posted by a credit ca[...]