The 1948 San Francisco roadway plan.
“DataSquid is a new app for visualizing and exploring data on tablets. Instead of forcing you to touch a boring, old spreadsheet, DataSquid lets you touch, sift, and play with your data in a physical environment. Each row of data becomes a circle that can be pulled like a magnet into charts, filtered through screens, and selectively highlighted.”
The Sensing Umbrella gathers, displays and shares information about air pollution as you walk around.
Earlier in the week, I posted a link to a site that’s being called the YouTube of data visualization websites. Only I posted the wrong link. It’s not Dataviz.com—it’s Dadaviz.com, with a D. And even when I know that’s what I’m supposed to type, I still type Dataviz.
Also, they removed the cool scrolling.
Watch the Internet as it grows in real time and monitor social media usage: Internet users, websites, blog posts, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest users. Visualize the total number of emails, Google searches, YouTube videos, Tumblr posts, Instagram photos, in 1 second. Historical trends, statistics, infographics and live data visualization
David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut — and it may just change the way we see the world.
TED talk from the creator of informationisbeautiful.net
Data journalism is on the rise, which also means there’s an increasing need for tools that fact check and verify social media posts and user-generated content. Verification Junkie has quite a few useful examples.
If yer mama says she loves ya…verify it with a few more sources.
Mulvad points out that very often data is only a first step in the process of creating the story. “It is very important, that the journalist looks into the data himself, instead of relying on other researchers. This is something journalists do too often: they interview people who know the data. But those people may have their hidden agenda, they may have the conclusions a bit coloured, in order to justify the meaning of their work. Journalists should be able to find the most important stories in the data and then interview sources on their findings.”
I compiled most of the writing websites I’ve mentioned on my blog into one post. I find a lot of these sites useful, so hopefully they can help you out!
Imagination Prompt Generator: This give you a one-sentence writing prompt that will help you come up with ideas. I…
Unemployment rate for the Obama admin by month Jan 09 through July 2014
Source: metricmapsore (reddit)
Adam Schweigert explores the value of internships in The End Of Interns. (via onaissues)
Excellent work from someone I am proud to call my coworker.