How to tell stories with data
Good post on how to tell stories with data: http://bit.ly/e6acEE via @infosthetics and @FILWD Paper from Stanford Viz Group (by Edward Segel and Jeffrey Heer) here: http://vis.stanford.edu/papers/narrative
I have a dream
Visual analysis of “I have a dream” speech: http://bit.ly/gdJJ8o
New network visualisation tool from Linkedin Labs
Linkedin network visualisation with InMaps: http://bit.ly/hTuTgr
Beautiful astronomical models
Copernican vs. Tychonian astronomical models: http://bit.ly/i8oWc1, via @tableau and @flowingdata
avin narasimhan: TedTalks: The Beauty + Power Of... →
via ted.com Seems like everyday there is someone offering up the latest infographic of the day or a new take on data visualization to wow your senses. But, not surprisingly, this Ted Talk courtesy of David McCandless is quite an amazing and inspiring display…
3 Sensor Data Platforms to Watch (from RRW) →
One of the emerging trends of 2010 has been the Internet of Things, a term for when real-world objects get connected to the Internet. One of the key aspects of this trend is the data explosion that will occur when millions of objects send data to the cloud - mostly via very small sensors. Just as the ‘web 2.0’ era led to platforms for user-generated and ‘social’ content...
Google Internet Stats →
This Google resource brings together the latest industry facts and insights. These have been collected from a number of third party sources covering a range of topics from macroscopic economic and media trends to how consumer behaviour and technology are changing over time.
The Web's New Gold Mine: Your Secrets →
A Journal investigation finds that one of the fastest-growing businesses on the Internet is the business of spying on consumers. First in a series. Watch the video
eXelate Raises $15 Million For Behavioral... →
eXelate, a New York-based provider of data management tools for online publishers and operator of an open marketplace for audience targeting data, has raised $15 million in Series B funding in a round led by Silicon Valley’s Menlo Ventures with participation of Israeli VC firm Carmel Ventures. The latter led the company’s initial $4 million financing round back in October 2007. Menlo Ventures...
How Google works →
69 Free (or low cost) Tools to Improve Your... →
Bryan Eisenberg had this great post this week about 69 Free (or low cost) Tools to Improve Your Website. I went through most of them last night and thought it was a great collection of web services you can use to help with backlinks, keywords, SEO, and the overall effectiveness of your website.
Nielsen and McKinsey form social media joint... →
Research giant Nielsen has put its social media monitoring service BuzzMetrics into a joint venture with management consultants McKinsey, intending to ‘fuse social media’ into client companies.
The Royal Statistical Society awards the Datablog →
The Guardian’s Datablog has been recognised by the Royal Statistical Society, which runs an annual award for statistical excellence in journalism.
Microsoft Office Labs vision 2019 (montage +... →
When Microsoft decides to imagine the future, it never fails to impress. Not only do you have some of the smartest people envisioning what’s possible, but they also invest so much into communicating these ideas through sights and sounds which the production value can be compared to most blockbuster sci-fi films.
Data Life of the Future →
By Nathan Yau - Jun 3, 2010 It’s fun to imagine the future. Every few months, someone takes a stab with a concept video or a proof of concept prototype, providing a glimpse into human-computer interaction and data visualization in a decade or two. What will it really look like? It’s anyone’s guess. But if people’s imaginations are any indication, the future will...
crookedindifference: According to a 2006 survey conducted by Pew Research, 40 percent of Americans between the ages of 26 and 40 have at least one tattoo; 36 percent of those age 18-25 report having a tattoo. Only 1 in 10 people older people have a tattoo.
Data Underload #12 – Famous Movie Quotes →
5 Ways To Turn Your Traffic Into Valuable User... →
Even if you’re using an analytics solution like Chartbeat or Google Analytics (), you’re probably leaving money on the table in the form of ungathered data that could lead to opportunities to engage with, cater to, and monetize users. If you’re looking for better engagement and deeper insights, the following are five types of actionable data and ways you can get it from your audience.
Social network analysis software - Wikipedia, the... →
Collection of Social Network Analysis Tools and Libraries. Always handy. Who knows when you might need one.
The 6 Factors of Social Media Influence -... →
This post kicks off a multi-post miniseries on the topic of influencers: how to find them, engage them, and collaborate with them in word-of-mouth (WOM) marketing programs. Influence marketing today is in a state of experimentation that scientists call the pre-paradigm phase or exploratory phase. During this phase, everyone is trying different approaches based on experience. There are incomplete...
Big Data, open source analytics, and data visualization. Nice blog. http://dataspora.com/blog/ Check this post about the Data Singularity: http://dataspora.com/blog/the-data-singularity-is-here/
A special report on managing information: Data,... →
“ The data-centred economy is just nascent,” admits Mr Mundie of Microsoft. “You can see the outlines of it, but the technical, infrastructural and even business-model implications are not well understood right now.” This special report will point to where it is beginning to surface.
Fan Page Analytics →
This is awesome. Find the most related fan pages to a Facebook fan page. By the great Peter Warden.
TOOLS: TweetReach: How Far Did Your Tweet Travel? →
The idea behind TweetReach is to calculate how many people have seen something you’ve shared on Twitter. For example, if you’ve recently tweeted a URL and several people have retweeted it, search for that URL to see how many total people saw it.
Activism: Data Privacy Day →
Data Privacy Day is an international celebration of the dignity of the individual expressed through personal information. In this networked world, in which we are thoroughly digitized, with our identities, locations, actions, purchases, associations, movements, and histories stored as so many bits and bytes, we have to ask – who is collecting all of this – what are they doing with it – with whom...
ACTIVISM: What day is it? It’s Data Privacy Day! |... →
Take a moment and think about what Google knows about you. Correspondence and contacts via email, schedule via calendar, interest via feed reader, purchases via Checkout, and most importantly your day-to-day via search. How do you feel about a single company knowing that much about you? Don’t you want to know how they use all that data and more importantly, how they protect it?
DATA VIZ: Best Science Visualization Videos of... →
DATA VIZ: SVS Science Story: Urban Growth Seen... →
Ask anyone who lives in D.C. or New York or Phoenix: urban growth is booming and it’s having profound effects on people’s lives. Now research data confirms it. Using sophisticated remote sensing systems, scientists have evidence of significant changes to regional geography. At this year’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of...
TOOLS: Pearltrees →
Archive, discover new contents, find friends. Visually.
HOW TO: SEOmoz | Google Analytics Alternatives -... →
Tools that are tracking all digital exposures (not just clicks) across the digital landscape.
TOOLS: Explore Google Analytics data with JuiceKit... →
Awesome tools for visualizing analytics data (Google, Omniture, ComScore).
roomthily: Perspective on Major Foreign Holders of Treasury Securities (2002-Present) by Computational Legal Studies
DATA VIZ: A Day in the Life of NYTimes.com - Bits... →
Two videos show the traffic to NYTimes.com on June 25, 2009, the day Michael Jackson died. The 24-hour period is compressed into a little over a minute and a half.
COMMUNITY: #climatedata →
This forum is a place for the data community to gather and discuss strategies for visualizing climate-related data. Specifically, the goal is to produce graphics and interactive tools to help the press and the public understand the science behind the public statements. Everyone is welcome.
EXHIBITION: decode | V&A →
Cool Exhibition at the V&A, London
DATA VIZ: Wainova - Interactive Atlas of... →
Interactive map of Science/ Technology/ Research Parks & Business incubators in the World
DATA VIZ: Bestiario →
Bestiario is a Barcelona/Lisbon-based company founded two years ago. We are dedicated to data visualization and to the creation of spaces for the collective creation of knowledge. Our slogan is:making the complex comprehensible. We combine art and science to design and create interactive information spaces. We have developed a powerful framework based on graph theory, topological algorithms,...
OPINION: Most influential British Twitter users... →
Good to know.
TOOLS: Twitter Charts →
Visualize a Twitter user’s activity by time of day & day of week.
DATA VIZ: We Feel Fine: An Almanac of Human... →
The famous application “we feel fine” is now released as a book.
BLOG: MetricsMan →
Insight and Opinions on the Fast Changing World of Social Media and Public Relations Research and Measurement
TOOLS: Klout - Twitter Analytics - Measuring... →
Klout measures influence on topics across the social web to find the people the world listens to
HOW TO: Ultimate Web Analytics Training Guide:... →
Here is the most comprehensive list of all the top posts from my blog and other popular web analytics blogs on the internet. These are organized in order to give you a complete start to end training on how to perform web analysis like a pro on your website to improve conversion, reduce bounce rate and provide exceptional user experience
DATA VIZ: Climate Change Deniers vs. The Consensus... →
The arguments for and against human-caused climate change - visualized!